4 Benefits That Gene Therapy Can Bring into Your Life

SOPHIA WILLIAMS | July 31, 2019

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Defective genes can cause malfunctions in metabolic pathways, causing diseases that are deeply rooted in the genetic design of a human being. Gene therapy is done to replace these defective genes in order to stop or treat the disease. There are two major types of gene therapy: Germline Therapy and Somatic Cell Therapy. Germline therapy entails replacing defective genes in reproductive cells while somatic cell therapy replaces genes in somatic cells. While most forms of gene therapy are still in their clinical stages, there have been stories of encouraging outcomes. Several inherited immune deficiencies have been successfully treated with gene therapy. Here are some of the major benefits of gene therapy.

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