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Is it possible for an adult to grow healthier with gene therapy?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Gene therapy

The problem with gene therapy is that the agent used to insert or remove a dysfunctionaal gene can alter dna in a way that could result in causing cancer.
So far the most specific way to alter genes that has been deveolped is a zinc finger endonuclease (sangamo pharm.). They are studying ways to correct multiple types of abnormal genes that cause human diseases.

In brief: Gene therapy

The problem with gene therapy is that the agent used to insert or remove a dysfunctionaal gene can alter dna in a way that could result in causing cancer.
So far the most specific way to alter genes that has been deveolped is a zinc finger endonuclease (sangamo pharm.). They are studying ways to correct multiple types of abnormal genes that cause human diseases.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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