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Gene therapy is hoping to treat many different diseases like cancer. It is only available in the USA as a clinical trial. It happens by replacing a mutated gene that causes diseases with a healthy copy of the gene, removing a mutated gene that is functioning improperly and bringing in a new gene into the body help fight the disease The mutated genes can be replaced by or with the healthy gene to treat things like cystic fibrosis, heart disease, diabetes, hemophilia and AIDS. There are two different types Somatic gene therapy- transfer a section of DNA to the cell that doesn’t produce sperm cells and Germline gene
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