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gene therapy
definition:
Gene therapy is…

Introducing and integrating genes into the cells of an organism in order to compensate for genetic defects. Genetic defects describe missing genes or genes that have mutated and thus lost their function. In most cases, genetic defects are hereditary. Gene therapy as medical treatment is still in a developmental stage. As such, it is conceivable that a functional therapeutic gene might replace a mutated one.

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