Gene therapy may be capable of treating a variety of diseases, a prerequisite of which is the successful
delivery of polynucleic acids (e.g., DNA, RNA) to a patient’s cells. Delivery can be achieved technologically (e.g.,
using electroporation), using viruses (natural gene delivery vectors) or non-viral vectors (e.g., lipids, nanoparticles,
polymers). This article aims to give the reader an overview of the use of organic electronic materials (i.e., fullerenes,
graphenes and conjugated polymers) as non-viral gene delivery vectors.
Keywords: Organic electronics, carbon nanotubes, fullerene, graphene, conjugated polymer, gene delivery, gene therapy, biodegradable.
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