gene therapy

gene therapy
: the insertion of usually genetically altered genes into cells especially to replace defective genes in the treatment of genetic disorders or to provide a specialized disease-fighting function (as the destruction of tumor cells)

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noun [noncount]
medical : a way of treating some disorders and diseases that usually involves replacing bad copies of genes with other genes

advances in the science of gene therapy

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ˈgene therapy 7 [gene therapy] noun uncountable (medical)
a treatment in which normal ↑genes are put into cells to replace ones that are missing or not normal

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