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    Human Gene Therapy Imagine this, you have just married your college sweetheart this past summer. You have now been happily married for over a year and you find out that the two of you are going to be parents. So as the typical soon to be mom and dad so commonly do, the two of you start going to the doctor for checkups to make sure the pregnancy is running smoothly. Early in the pregnancy you hear the worst, your baby has a fatal disease. The two of you are terribly heart broken over the situation

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    The Human Gene Therapy

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    Gene therapy is a technique that uses new genes to treat or prevent disease by replacing or adding new effective genes. This technique is aimed to allow doctors to treat genetic disorders without the prescribing drugs or scheduling surgery to correct the disorder. Gene therapy isn’t a fully effective method as of today. It is still undergoing tests. Several of the most common tests include introducing a new gene into the body to fight against a disease or disorder, replacing a mutated gene with a

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    Human Gene Therapy Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was discovered in 1944 by Avery and colleagues. Avery identified DNA as the primary genetic material. Watson and Crick later discovered the double helix structure of DNA. Leder and co-workers deciphered the triple nucleotide code that designated the amino acids from which proteins were built. The science of molecular biology was born (Sokol, Gewirtz, 1996). In 1990 a four year old girl who was suffering from severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

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    Human Gene Therapy Image what it would be like if doctors could cure Huntington's disease, muscular dystrophy, or even hemophilia. Could this be possible? With gene therapy this all could be reality in the near future. Gene therapy is a potential approach to the treatment of genetic disorders in humans. This is a technique where the absent or faulty gene is replaced by a working gene, so the body can make the correct enzyme or protein and consequently eliminate the root cause of the disease

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    Human gene therapy is a procedure that is currently being used to help fight diseases with no known cures. Gene testing removes a gene that causes a disease and replaces it with a healthy copy of that gene. By placing a healthy copy of the gene inside the patient’s body, that gene can help fight any diseases, such as different forms of cancer, inherited disorders, immune system discords or viral infections (AIDS). Once inside the cell, the genes produce what the patient lacks, it kills the diseased

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    Human gene therapy Gene therapy is a technique used in attempts to cure or prevent genetic diseases at the molecular level (basically at the source) by correcting what is wrong with defective genes, a good version of the defective gene is introduced into the existing cells. This technique is still considered experimental, only being done through clinical trials. This idea was first suggested during the 1950’s. The basic idea was “if the basses can be arranged incorrectly then why can’t they be

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    Lehman College Kenneth Gonzalez April 12, 2016 Human Gene Therapy was first written about in 1963 with the first clinical study using gene transfer being conducted in 1990. Human Gene Therapy is characterized by the insertion of a functioning gene into cells to fix a cellular dysfunction or to create new cell function (Culver 1994). There are many diseases that come from dysfunctional or defective genes. These diseases include cystic fibrosis, combined immunodeficiency syndromes

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    The Benefits and Ethics of Human Gene Therapy With the advancement of technology, many things are at the fingertips of the world and especially scientists. With new technology, new moral questions and ethical dilemmas are asked and new conundrums are found. A recent technological advancement, human gene therapy, is making the world ask these questions. Human gene therapy is replacing a specific gene that is unhealthy or could cause problems with a healthy gene and also uses genetic engineering methods

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    Human gene therapy is when genetic material is introduced into human cells to treat a genetic disease. Instead of traditionally treating the symptoms, gene therapy aims to treat the disease’s root cause by directly altering genes and correcting defects. Therefore, gene therapy is only viable for certain diseases. Disorders from mutations in single genes are the most treatable, whereas disorders that involve many genes and environmental factors are trickier. There are two types of gene therapy:

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    S omatic cell gene therapy targets all cells other than the germ cells and thus cannot be passed on to further generations i.e., not heritable. The advent of CRISPR techniques opened the window to therapeutic interventions. The report by the Committee on Human Gene Editing by National Academy of Sciences takes a less stringent approach to somatic gene therapy. The ethical questions raised by this approach are less “murky” as compared to germline editing. However, it does open a door into alteration

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