Gene Therapy http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/sr-sr/biotech/about-apropos/gen_therap-eng.php Answer the questions in your own words!! 1. What is gene therapy? 2. Explain how viruses are currently used in gene therapy. 3. Provide an example of a non-viral vector currently being used for gene therapy and explain how it is used. 4. Describe the two ways in which the new gene can actually be transferred into the target cell. 5. What are the 7 requirements that need to be met in order for gene therapy to be used to treat a condition? 6. Describe 4 major downfalls in gene therapy trials so far. 7. Describe two promising applications to gene therapy.
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