Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gene Therapy: Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages
  • arrests some diseases
  • gives patients new genes, so they dont have the disease and the disease doesn't come back
  • provides as a way of treatment when in the past the disease would have been incurable
  • there have been several medical breakthroughs
  • some people conisder it a great advancement for mankind

Disadvantages
  • In the past, gene therapy has cured some diseases, but caused others
  • Its inconsistent
  • Its a fairly new method, so there are still some glitches to it that scientists are still figuring out.
  • some people are against the ethics of it: some say its "playing God"
  • the patient may have to undergo several therapy treatments

5 comments:

  1. The long term effects of gene therapy are unknown.

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  2. Advantages

    - Very effective when delivered to tissue correctly.

    - You can avoid drug side effects.

    - It fixes the problem at its source.

    -, gene therapy can eliminate and prevent hereditary diseases.


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  3. Advantages

    - Very effective when delivered to tissue correctly.

    - You can avoid drug side effects.

    - It fixes the problem at its source.

    -, gene therapy can eliminate and prevent hereditary diseases.


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  4. Disadvantages

    -hard to deliver genes efficiently throughout a tissue or system.

    - It can be quite expensive.

    - The long term effects of gene therapy are unknown.

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  5. It’s really a great to see the post like this which provides a meaningful data to someone who is new to this field, thanks for sharing it.

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