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Can albinism be treated with gene therapy?
maybe. maybe not. Playing with the gods creations is not v safe
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Gene therapy manipulates the genetic code specific to every individual (all unique - no two person's DNA is exactly the same - twins have very, very similar, but not identical…, DNA). Genetic disorders are almost always traced back to a fault at the chromosomal level, and sometime even deeper at the nucleotide level. By manipulating the DNA nucleotide(s) we can change the structure of the associated protein(s) of that particular disorder. By changing the protein, we can either make the disorder easier to manage or get rid of it completely. Gene therapy on humans is still very, very much in the initial stages. Attempting to change an entire individual's genetic code (every cell, all over the body) can be very difficult and unpredicted side effects. So mass gene therapy for all those afflicted with certain ailments is still far down the road, but someday it could be very possible.
There is no cure for albinism but there are things you can do tohelp overcome some of the symptoms of albinism. You can getcorrective eyewear to treat the poor vision that the…se peopleexperience.
In cystic fibrosis there is an inherited gene that you have that is causing it, so if gene therapy is used, you can replace the gene with the effected one
Working copies of a gene are inserted directly into the cells of a person with a genetic disorder. Gene therapy is still an experimental method for treating genetic disorders.…
A disease caused by a nonfunctional enzyme in the body
theoretically any genetic disease that results in a loss of function of a protein can be treated by gene therapy. Mutations that cause embryo inviability would be almost impos…sible however.
Doctors can replace the defective gene on the X chromosome. Thenthe blood would clot normally.
by restoring the original complex of your genes and eliminating cancerous cells
Gene Therapy cannot treat Â· Phenylketonuria Â· Gaucher Disease Â· Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome Â· Urea Cycle Disorders Â· Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
involves introducing a gene with an anticancer protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) into test tube samples of the patient's own cancer cells, which are then reintroduced… into the patient.
With the help of Gene therapy we can replace or supress the cancer gene
Initially conceived as an approach for treating inherited diseases, like cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease, the scope of potential gene therapies has grown to include t…reatments for cancers, arthritis, and infectious diseases
The goal of gene therapy is to restore normal amounts of aspartoacylase in the brain and nervous system and prevent the build-up of NAA and the symptoms of Canavan disease
Many of the more commonly occurring disorders, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, result from defects in multiple genes making them unlikely candidate…s for gene therapy using existing technologies.
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It can be used to treat defects in somatic that is (body)or gametic (sperm or eggs) cell
Gene therapy is a method that aims to cure inherited diseases by providing the patient with correct copy of the defective gene. . There are four potential\napproaches to gene… therapy: \n\n 1) Addition of normal gene\nto replace the function of defective gene. This is gene replacement or gene augmentation therapy . \n\n 2) Replacing the defective gene with the\ncorrect gene. This is Corrective\ngene therapy. \n\n 3) Establishment of alternative pathways that\nbypass mutant genes function \n\n 4) Change in regulation of normal or mutant\ngenes \n\n The first two are the basic approaches in gene therapy .