Voyager Therapeutics announced that the joint steering committee with its collaborator Neurocrine Biosciences has selected a lead development candidate in the Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) program. The candidate combines a frataxin (FXN) gene replacement payload with an intravenously administered, blood-brain barrier penetrant, novel capsid derived from Voyager’s TRACER™ capsid discovery platform. The companies expect the program to advance into first-in-human clinical trials in 2025.

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