FEB 25, 2019 2:56 PM PST

Are We Ready For Fetal Gene Therapy?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Are We Ready to Edit the Fetal Genome? Fetal gene therapy sounds promising but, treating a disease after someone is born is tricky business. Therefore, the idea behind fetal gene therapy is to prevent diseases before someone is born. In a recent study, fetal gene therapy was shown to treat an illness in mice similar to Gaucher’s disease in humans. However, success in pre-clinical studies on animals doesn’t always guarantee succesful results in humans. Watch the video above to learn more!

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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