03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gene Therapy in a Bottle of Mouthwash...

Brush your teeth and rinse with gene therapy. That could be the future of oral health care as envisioned by Colgate-Palmolive and Introgen Therapeutics, an Austin, Tex., biotechnology company.

The companies announced an alliance Friday to incorporate gene therapy - an exotic, experimental and so far largely unsuccessful form of medicine - into mouthwashes, gels and similar products to treat and prevent oral cancers.

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