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Gene Therapy has made important medical advances in less than two decades, but it is in its infancy, and current therapies are primarily experimental. It consists on transferring a gene to an individual´s cell or tissue to treat, cure or prevent a specific disease. It can be used with somatic and germinal cells, but right now, it´s only being developed with somatic cells. In “in vivo” gene therapy, the genetic material is introduced directly into the body of the affected person. Through “ex vivo” gene therapy, cells are extracted from the body and modified through in vitro transfer. Then they are expanded and introduced again in the body of the affected person.
|"EX VIVO GENE THERAPY" AND "IN VIVO GENE THERAPY"|