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gene therapy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgene therapyˈgene ˌtherapy noun [uncountable]  MIa way of treating certain diseases by using genetic engineering
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gene therapyClearly, until these questions are answered, gene therapy will be reserved for life threatening diseases.Gelsinger died from the treatment in September, in what is believed to be the first death caused directly by gene therapy.Male speaker One of the concerns of gene therapy is that other tissue will be affected.Is it amenable to psychotherapy or gene therapy?Perhaps gene therapy could prevent the mutation of the prion gene that causes hereditary brain disease.Because the disorder is specific to B cells, it may be a candidate for somatic gene therapy.If successful, gene therapy could eventually offer effective treatment for as many as 4,000 hereditary illnesses, including cystic fibrosis.Even if all goes well, it is unlikely that gene therapy treatment will be available for at least 10 years.
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