Gene Therapy: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:34 by admin
Proponents of gene therapy use DNA rather than drugs to treat disease. DNA is introduced into the body in order to change the recipient's genetic makeup. The recipient's defective or abnormal genes are replaced or modified by new DNA.

Gene therapy is still in its infancy, however, certain conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS and hepatitis are considered good candidates for gene therapy treatment. Some gene therapy patients have experienced adverse outcomes, including death, as a result of the experimental process.

If you have been injured in a gene therapy clinical trial, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
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