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Title: Gene Therapy


1
Gene Therapy
  • By Rachael Nuzzo and Kate Haller

2
What Is Gene Therapy?
  • Gene therapy is when defective genes are
    corrected usually to cure a disease.

3
First Gene Therapy Experiment
  • 1990
  • W. French Anderson, M.D.
  • In United States
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vEfXK50Bxod8

4
Ethics
  • Religion
  • Used for enhanced capabilities
  • Change Human Gene Pool
  • Create divide between rich and poor

5
Negatives
  • High Cost
  • Only Accessible to the Rich
  • Used to Gain Power
  • Like this Guy?

6
Positives
  • Save Lives!
  • Help Scientifical Advancements

7
Currently experimenting with
  • Replacing a mutated gene that causes disease with
    a healthy copy of the gene.
  • Inactivating, or knocking out, a mutated gene
    that is functioning improperly.
  • Introducing a new gene into the body to help
    fight a disease.

8
Successful gene therapy includes
  • Targeting
  • Activating
  • Integrating
  • Avoiding

9
Types of Therapy
  • Somatic and germ line gene therapy
  • Gene inhibition therapy
  • Killing of specific cells
  • Gene augmentation therapy

10
Future of Gene Therapy
  • Approved by only a few countries
  • U.s.
  • China
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
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