The groups of Zijian ZHAO and Fanghong LI had observed that families with a history of diabetes type 1 were able to reduce the risk of their offpsring to attract this disease by providing them on long-term with fish-oil after weaning. As a consequence, they applied gene therapy to diabetes-1 mice introducing genes for EPA and DHA formation. Suprisingly, in the treated mice the process of disease was reversed. Preclinical studies are underway, and clinical trials are expected within 2 – 3 years.
China Bio April 5, 2017