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Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy


This lesson will introduce the concept of gene therapy and examine how it can be used by the medical industry to treat various diseases and disorders.

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Gene Therapy

The process of replacing mutated genes with normally functioning genes. Gene therapy can be done directly or with vectors (virus).


A gene is inserted into a vector (virus) and injected into a person; the virus will deliver the gene into the host cells.


Using cells in a lab that are grown in certain environments and exposing them to certain DNA in order to express a specific gene.