gene therapy

noun

Definition of gene therapy

: the insertion of usually genetically altered genes into cells especially to replace defective genes in the treatment of genetic disorders or to provide a specialized disease-fighting function

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advances in the science of gene therapy
Recent Examples on the Web At the time, Oxford Biomedica was losing money but Diggle liked the company’s team and thought its gene therapy approach to finding a cure for cancer was potentially groundbreaking. Bei Hu, Bloomberg.com, "Ex-Trader Stephen Diggle Bets Big on Oxford’s Tiny Vaccine Maker," 3 Aug. 2020 In deciding not to approve Roctavian, a BioMarin Pharmaceutical gene therapy for hemophilia A, the FDA demanded two additional years of data to strengthen the case that its benefits are durable. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Stunning FDA rejection signals potential new hurdles for gene therapies," 20 Aug. 2020 Taysha has a pipeline of 15 gene therapy drug candidates, with options on an additional four. Dallas News, "This North Texas biotech startup just raised a whopping $95 million amid the pandemic," 5 Aug. 2020 Among the notable firms that went public in the first half of the year was Akouos, a Boston biotech trying to develop the first gene therapy to treat hearing loss. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 1 Aug. 2020 The gene therapy would treat the dry form of macular degeneration, which affects about 95% of cases. Ashton Nichols, Dallas News, "Bedford biomedical firm receives $2 million to begin macular degeneration trials," 3 June 2020 But at the end of June, the parents were introduced to a new gene therapy treatment called Zolgensma. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Baby with Rare Genetic Disorder in Need of $2.2 Million Gene Therapy Treatment to Save Her Life," 13 July 2020 RBC Capital Markets analyst Brian Abrahams advised clients to continue buying shares as the results help provide ‘‘clear differentiation’’ of Sarepta’s gene therapy platform compared to peers. Bailey Lipschultz, BostonGlobe.com, "Sarepta gene therapy win helps to validate broader platform," 8 June 2020 Some of them are just being developed, like PAC-MAN, a new anti-viral treatment that uses the gene therapy technology CRISPR. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, "Science by press release: When the story gets ahead of the science," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of gene therapy

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Gene therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gene%20therapy. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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gene therapy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gene therapy

medical : a way of treating some disorders and diseases that usually involves replacing bad copies of genes with other genes

gene therapy

noun

Medical Definition of gene therapy

: the insertion of usually genetically altered genes into cells especially to replace defective genes in the treatment of genetic disorders or to provide a specialized disease-fighting function (as the destruction of tumor cells)

Other Words from gene therapy

gene therapist noun

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