The non-surgical solution to desease
What is gene therapy?
Where did gene therapy come from?
The gene therapy was first recognised in the 1960s in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1972, Theodore Friedmann and Richard Roblin published a scientific paper called "Gene therapy for human genetic disease?" which cited Stanfield Roger's proposal in 1970 that "good DNA" could be used to replace the defective DNA in people with genetic disorders.
How does the gene therapy work?
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How was the gene therapy tested?
Techniques of the gene therapy
Dr. Friedmann believed that "good DNA" could be used to replace the defective DNA in a patient's cells. In 1968, he discovered that, by adding foreign DNA to cultured cells from patients with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, they could correct genetic defects that caused rare and devastating neurological disorder.