MAR 30, 2019 5:19 AM PDT

A Primer on Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy & Gene Editing

WRITTEN BY: Carmen Leitch

There are many diseases that can be traced back to errors in genes. Gene therapy, which aims to fix those errors, has incredible potential to not only treat but to cure many disorders. There are many challenges before gene therapy becomes an option for most diseases where it would apply, however. Learn more about gene therapy from the video, which also outlines gene editing and cell therapy.

Cell therapy uses whole cells as a therapeutic. Sometimes those cells are harvested from the patient who is receiving the therapy. Such treatments may combine gene therapy and cell therapy, so repairs can be made to the cells being used before they are administered to the patient.

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  • Experienced research scientist and technical expert with authorships on over 30 peer-reviewed publications, traveler to over 70 countries, published photographer and internationally-exhibited painter, volunteer trained in disaster-response, CPR and DV counseling.
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