Definition of gene therapy in US English:

gene therapy


  • The transplantation of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders.

    • ‘New cell selection strategies look likely to improve the success of gene therapy for blood disorders.’
    • ‘No treatments for these disorders now exist although gene therapy may be a future possibility.’
    • ‘The major problems with gene therapy relate to the delivery of new genetic instructions to the appropriate body targets.’
    • ‘Many people believe that gene therapy and genetic screening of embryos is dangerous.’
    • ‘At present, gene therapy is being contemplated for both genetic and acquired diseases.’
    • ‘In the near future gene therapy may allow genes important in healing to be delivered directly into a wound.’
    • ‘RNA is also taking a place in the areas of gene therapy and genetic engineering.’
    • ‘In the long run, I fully expect gene therapy and antisense to fix what can be fixed at the genomic level.’
    • ‘In laboratory studies, this type of gene therapy has proved almost completely effective.’
    • ‘The reader is brought up to date on the status of gene therapy for platelet disorders in part VIII.’
    • ‘The biggest benefits for health and longevity will come from cell therapy and gene therapy.’
    • ‘The notion of gene therapy the ‘overpowering’ of a defective gene with a correct copy is beguilingly simple.’
    • ‘Scientists hope that these unlucky fish will help them develop drug treatments and gene therapy for leukaemia.’
    • ‘A US donor was finally located at the same time that gene therapy became available.’
    • ‘In the US, gene therapy is currently only being tested for the treatment of diseases that have no other cures.’
    • ‘The most logical approach to gene therapy is the correction of a single gene defect, which causes the disease phenotype.’
    • ‘Is gene therapy, the medical use of genes to repair an illness or injury, acceptable for Olympic athletes?’
    • ‘As lung damage is the major cause of illness and death in cystic fibrosis, initially, gene therapy is focusing on delivering genes to the lungs.’
    • ‘Another possibility would be to do gene therapy to stem cells that are capable of becoming liver cells.’
    • ‘It makes sense to use gene therapy to program stem cells to produce the exact growth factors needed for each purpose.’


gene therapy

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