Advantages and Disadvantages - Gene Therapy.
The Methods and Effects of Gene Therapy Concerning Cancer indsay Adams Abstract It has been proposed that gene therapy could yield to future treatment of cancers and other diseases and genetic disorders. Various literature sites have expressed that gene therapy is currently only used in research studies, and is still. .. Read more.
Gene therapy has many factors that allows them to work or sometimes not. Below I will explain gene therapy's importance and how it works. Gene therapy is a treatment that involves altering the genes inside your body's cells to stop disease.
Gene therapy has a lot of potential uses in medicine. It may, in fact, be the very future of medicine. Sometimes we are born with genetic defects, our genes become mutated or detective. For the rest of us, sometimes our body just simply wears out. How it works. Gene therapy could be a potential solution for a lot of humanity's problems.
The question was if gene therapy could cure genetic diseases. After obtaining information and views from different perspectives, I can conclude that gene therapy has the POTENTIAL to cure diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Parkinson's disease, however, it cannot be proven now to be an effective treatment.
Somatic Gene Therapy This type usually occurs in the somatic cells of human body. This is related to a single person and the only person who has the damaged cells will be replaced with healthy cells.In this method, therapeutic genes are transferred in to the somatic cells or the stem cells of the human body.
Gene Therapy. i. GENE THERAPY: Understanding the Science, Assessing the Evidence, and Paying for Value. A Report from the 2016 ICER Membership Policy Summit. March 2017. Grace Marsden. Economist. Office of Health Economics. Adrian Towse, MPhil. Director. Office of Health Economics. Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc. President.
The bottom line is that if you are a patient and thinking to undergo such gene therapy or stem cell therapy treatment, be aware of the possible risks, costs of the treatments and that the effectiveness of the treatments is not fully guaranteed. First consult your doctor about these issues as he or s.