Gene Therapy: should we or shouldn't we?

What is Gene Therapy?
    Gene therapy is an experimental technique that uses genes to treat or prevent disease. The ways that this is done are as follows:
  • Inserting a normal gene to replace an abnormal gene (most common)
  • Swapping an abnormal gene for a normal one
  • Repairing an abnormal gene
  • Altering the degree to which a gene is turned on or off

What is Gene Therapy?

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Still need more evidence to strengthen your arguments for the debate? These articles may help! 

4 Chief Pros and Cons of Gene Therapy

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Gene Therapy

6 Monumental Pros and Cons of Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy Pros and Cons List

Pros and Cons of Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy Success

Treating the bubble babies: gene therapy in use

NIH researchers tackle thorny side of gene therapy

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis shows encouraging trial results

Gene therapy trials must proceed with caution

Gene Therapy Risks

Clinical Trials Do Go Wrong: How May Human Subjects Are Injured By Scientific Research Each Year?

The gene editor CRISPR won't fully fix sick people anytime soon.  Here's why

Gene Therapy Benefits and Potential Risks

How Gene Doping Works

Gene therapies offer dramatic promise but shocking costs

Your Genes, Your Choices

Click on the chapters to read about each unique problem. What would you do?

Chapter 1
Martin Needs Medical Treatment (or does he?)

Chapter 2

Priya Should Find Out if She Has Inherited a  Fatal Disease (or should she?)

Chapter 3
Howard's Health Is Up to Him (or is it?)

Chapter 4
Carlos and Mollie Can Have a Perfectly  Healthy Baby (or can they?)

Chapter 5
Donita Should Cooperate with the Police  (or should she?)

Chapter 6
John and Elsa Will Profit from Biotech Farming  (or will they?)

Chapter 7
Dr. Lu's Patients Have the Right to Be Tall  (or do they?)

Chapter 8
Mrs. Fister Can Replace Her Dying Son  (or can she?)


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