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                             September 1, 2020

       Ra Session, II
       President and Chief Executive Officer
       Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc.
       2280 Inwood Road
       Dallas, TX 75235

                                                        Re: Taysha Gene
Therapies, Inc.
                                                            Draft Registration
Statement on Form S-1
                                                            Submitted on August
3, 2020
                                                            CIK No. 0001806310

       Dear Mr. Session:

              We have reviewed your draft registration statement and have the
following comments. In
       some of our comments, we may ask you to provide us with information so
we may better
       understand your disclosure.

              Please respond to this letter by providing the requested
information and either submitting
       an amended draft registration statement or publicly filing your
registration statement on
       EDGAR. If you do not believe our comments apply to your facts and
circumstances or do not
       believe an amendment is appropriate, please tell us why in your

             After reviewing the information you provide in response to these
comments and your
       amended draft registration statement or filed registration statement, we
may have additional

       Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1 submitted August 3, 2020

       Prospectus Summary, page 1

   1.                                                   Please revise your
summary to include a balanced discussion of your company and
                                                        product candidates. For
                                                            clarify that no
therapies utilizing the intrathecal method of administration and only
                                                            two candidates
utilizing gene transduction have ever been approved by the FDA;
                                                            remove indications
that you will develop these candidates quickly;
                                                            clarify that Rhett
syndrome is extremely rare;
                                                            disclose when you
were founded and that you have no experience developing or
pharmaceutical or biologic products; and
                                                            disclose UT
Southwestern has collaborative arrangements with third parties,
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              2020        Gene Therapies, Inc.
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              including some competitors, which may present competing interests
with respect to
              their priorities and resources.

2.       Please explain the term "patient-centric gene therapy company" and
Our Pipeline, page 2

3.       Please revise your product pipeline table as follows:
             For purposes of consistency with the discussion of the regulatory
drug approval
             process, replace the term "Pivotal" with Phase 3. If "Pivotal" is
intended to mean
             something other than Phase 3, please provide further explanation.
             We note you have created a distinction between "preclincal" and
"IND-enabling." As
             "IND-enabling" studies are preclinical, please revise your table
to show all your
             product candidates in the preclincial phase.
             Additionally, your table indicates that all product candidates
have completed
             preclincal trials. Your disclosure appears to indicate that you
are close to being ready
             to submit INDs for TSHA-101, TSHA-102, TSHA-103 and TSHA-104. If
             preclincial testing for these candidates has been completed,
depicting the program
             with a bar through the preclincial column in the table is
appropriate. It is not
             appropriate to depict the bar through the preclincal column for
any program that has
             not completed all preclincial work, including "IND enabling"
             Please clarify what the "Rights" column is intended to convey. For
example if it is
             intended to indicate that you have licensed the rights to
commercialize the product
             candidates, please make that clear.
             Include separate columns for Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials or tell us
the basis for your
             belief that you will be able to conduct Phase 1/2 trials for all
your product candidates.
             We note that TSHA-107, TSHA-108 and TSHA 109 appear in your
pipeline table
             with "undisclosed targets", and are not discussed elsewhere in the
prospectus. To the
             extent these are material programs, disclose the targets and
provide descriptions of
             these programs. If you have not yet identified target indications,
please remove them
             from the table or explain the basis for your belief that they are
material and should be
             included in your pipeline table.

Our Strategic Partnership with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center, page 3

4.       Please confirm that the credentials identified are held by individuals
involved in the
         development of your product candidates. If they are not, please revise
your disclosure to
         only present credentials held by faculty involved in the development
of your product
Our History and Team, page 6

5.       Please limit the disclosure identifying your investors to investors
identified in your
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Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc.
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         Principal Stockholder table.
Implications of Being an Emerging Growth Company and a Smaller Reporting
Company, page 8

6.       Please supplementally provide us with copies of all written
communications, as defined in
         Rule 405 under the Securities Act, that you, or anyone authorized to
do so on your behalf,
         present to potential investors in reliance on Section 5(d) of the
Securities Act, whether or
         not they retain copies of the communications.
License Agreement with Queen's University at Kingston, page 90

7.       Please expand your description of the license agreement with Queen's
University at
         Kingston to describe the technology licensed; identify your product
candidates that are
         dependent on the license; and disclose when the latest to expire
patents is scheduled to
       You may contact Li Xiao at 202-551-4391 or Angela Connell at
202-551-3426 if you
have questions regarding comments on the financial statements and related
matters. Please
contact Alan Campbell at 202-551-4224 or Suzanne Hayes at 202-551-3675 with any

FirstName LastNameRa Session, II                               Sincerely,
Comapany NameTaysha Gene Therapies, Inc.
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