Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is a technique which involves the transplantation of normal genes into cells to replace missing or defective genes. The purpose of the therapy is to treat or prevent disease and/or genetic disorders. Scientists’ ultimate goal is to use this technique to allow doctors to treat a disorder by inserting a gene into a patient’s cells instead of using drugs or surgery. Currently, the technique has significant risks attached to it and is still under study to make sure that it will be safe and effective.

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