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Why isn't gene therapy used to produce insulin?

Why isn't gene therapy used to produce insulin?

Gene therapy: A good question but no immediate answer. I am confident that within the next 5-10 years there will be major advances to produce insulin in your body. Till then you have to be patient. PS: There may be some ongoing clinical trials in which you could participate. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is the gene therapy for aids?

Is the gene therapy for aids?

Gene therapy for HIV: Gene therapy for HIV could be coming. A company called sangamo pharm. Has developed a gene modification tool called a zinc-finger endonuclease that can alter on of the lymphocyte genes that allows HIV to enter the cells; called a chemokine receptor. They are involved in clinical studies at this time that look promising. ...Read more

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How does gene therapy cure diabetes?

How does gene therapy cure diabetes?

Possibly: I think the data is promising but not absolute. ...Read more

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Can you use gene therapy to treat cml?

Can you use gene therapy to treat cml?

No: "gene therapy" is not used as a treatment. However, the current treatments are designed to affect the genetic abnormality that leads to CML and are highly successful. ...Read more

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Pros of viral vectors in gene therapy?

They work!: For gene therapy to work, material must be transported into cells, such as new genes to insert , or proteins that cleave (break apart) chains or delete genes. Since viruses are capable of entering cells (that is how they infect them) and are able to integrate their own genes into the dna inside the cell, they can be effective in gene therapy. But the virus must be or be made harmless first. ...Read more

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Can gene therapy help with mitochondrial disorders?

Not yet: To date I have not heard of gene therapy applicable to mitochondrial disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how gene therapy helps in curing various diseases?

Can you tell me how gene therapy helps in curing various diseases?

Gene therapy: Here is some comprehensive information about gene therapy. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/therapy.pdf ...Read more

Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more


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Gene Therapy (Definition)

Genes are the hereditary units of DNA. Gene therapy is a new area of research in which individuals with genetic diseases can be treated by the insertion, modification, or removal of ...Read more