gene therapy

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gene therapy

n.
The treatment of certain medical disorders, especially those caused by genetic anomalies or deficiencies, by introducing specific engineered genes into a patient's cells.

gene therapy

n
(Genetics) the replacement or alteration of defective genes in order to prevent the occurrence of such inherited diseases as haemophilia. Effected by genetic engineering techniques, it is still at the experimental stage

gene′ ther`apy


n.
the treatment of a disease by replacing aberrant genes with normal ones, esp. through the use of viruses to transport the desired genes into the nuclei of blood cells.
[1970–75]

gene therapy

The treatment of disease, especially one caused by the inheritance of a defective gene, by replacing defective genes with healthy ones through genetic engineering.
Translations
thérapie génique
génterápia

gene therapy

n (Med) → Gentherapie f
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