gene therapy

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

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

gene therapist

noun

Examples of gene therapy in a Sentence

  1. advances in the science of gene therapy

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First Known Use of gene therapy

1970

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GENE THERAPY Defined for English Language Learners

gene therapy

Definition of gene therapy for English Language Learners

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


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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)

gene therapist

noun

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