- Created by: Hannah
- Created on: 29-12-11 16:07
What is Gene therapy?
Gene therapy is the insertion of a normal allele into a target cell to replace a faulty allele that causes inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis.
This text refers to the use of gene therapy to assist the cure of CYSTIC FIBROSIS:
Somatic gene therapy
The normal allele is inserted into the target cell, the body part that is affected. This can be achieved either by inserting a genetically modified virus or by using a liposome (spherical phospholipid bilayer).
- A copy of the normal allele is inserted into a plasmid (small…