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 Shares of UniQure rose more than 8% on Monday as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted a temporary hold on its experimental gene therapy to treat the blood disease hemophilia. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2021 The death was determined to be unrelated to the gene therapy. Megan Molteni, STAT, 12 July 2021 The gene therapy transforms retinal cells into new photoreceptors. Dallas News, 4 June 2021 Still, the gene therapy could play a more direct role. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, 16 Feb. 2021 Taysha began with a pipeline of 15 gene therapy programs, which has since expanded to 26 programs. Ann Gehan, Dallas News, 17 Aug. 2021 While that concern might only apply to the ex-vivo crowd, one issue of access is being felt by everyone in gene therapy — that of reimbursement. Megan Molteni, STAT, 17 July 2021 But gene therapy seems to work wonders against the condition in cats, and Graff’s colleagues plan to adapt a treatment for its analogs in kids. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 28 July 2021 As expected, the gene therapy did not alter any of the patients’ serotonin levels. Megan Molteni, STAT, 12 July 2021

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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 28 Sep. 2021.

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gene therapy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gene therapy

: 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)

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gene therapist noun

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