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Gene Therapy

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
  • Definition
  • Types
  • Classification Based on Type of Therapy
  • Classification Based on the Method of Therapy
  • Vectors Used
  • Non-viral Vector Systems
  • Special Gene Therapy Strategies
TYPES

There are various types of gene therapy that can be done. This is based on either:

  • the type of therapy that is done or
  • the mode of therapy (how it is done)

 

Gene therapy A technique for the treatment of genetic disease in which a gene that is absent or defective is replaced by a functional gene.

CLASSIFICATION BASED ON TYPE OF THERAPY

There are 2 types of gene therapy done in this case. It includes:

  • gene augmentation and
  • gene inhibition

Gene augmentation

This technique is usually performed if the diseased gene is recessive. ...

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