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.

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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...

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...

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...

Is gene therapy an option for Down syndrome?

No. Someone with down syndrome has an entire extra chromosome 21, this is incorporated into every single cell in the entire body, and causes creation of abnormal cell proteins and function. You cannot just pull out an entire chromosome - we are nowhere near that type of genetic therapy yet. Focus instead on what wonderful, full-loving people those with that extra chromosome are and enjoy them! Read more...