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Gene Therapy

Gene therapy sounds daunting, but it is being hailed in new research demonstrations as a potential way to completely reverse markers of different health conditions. Gene therapy is a method of introducing new genetic material into body cells to either counterbalance the effects of malfunctioning genes, or create beneficial proteins in the body.

Topics covered on gene therapy include:

  • What is gene therapy and how does it work
  • The latest research and trials into gene therapy and its relation to conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • How genetics may play a part in causing different mental health conditions

Did you know…

  1. There are no side effects from undergoing gene therapy
  2. Gene therapy is classed as an experimental technique, with ongoing research and trials into how this can benefit not only the aging population but those with different health conditions.
  3. There are a number of approaches to gene therapy including introducing new genes to fight diseases, replacing mutated genes with healthy copies and inactivating mutated genes to stop them functioning improperly.
Diabetes Type 2 text on paper magnified with glasses next to a syringe

Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy

28 September 2018

New research demonstrations that gene therapy can completely reverse markers of type 2 diabetes and obesity in rodents. According to…

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