Scientists Believe THC May Offer New Form Of Gene Therapy

Researchers from the University of South Carolina are exploring the potential of marijuana compounds to fight disease through gene-modifying activity. While marijuana is believed to have some effect on genes, scientists have only recently begun to investigate how it might apply to medicine.

In the latest study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers at the USC School of Medicine identified a specific set of microRNA (miRNA) molecules that were altered in rats dosed with THC.
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