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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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Translations
thérapie génique
génterápia

gene therapy

n (Med) → Gentherapie f
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One of the main assets of Takis is the expertise in in vivo electro-gene-transfer, which can be used for a variety of clinically useful applications, from vaccine development to somatic gene therapy.
The Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics and Governance report concludes that "existing regulatory infrastructure and processes for reviewing and evaluating somatic gene therapy to treat or prevent disease and disability should be used to evaluate somatic gene therapy that uses genome editing" [(7),p.
Somatic gene therapy: In the case of somatic gene therapy, the therapeutic gene is transferred into the somatic cells of a patient.
This procedure is called somatic gene therapy. With such diseases, it suffices in principle if a fraction of the body cells are normal and can shed a protein, which rescues also the mutant cells.
The invention also provides improved methods for somatic gene therapy capitalizing on enhanced gene transfer, hematopoietic cellular populations, and novel constructs for enhancing retroviral-mediated DNA transfer into cells and their use.