Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The treatment of certain disorders, especially those caused by genetic anomalies or deficiencies, by introducing specific engineered genes into a patient's cells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several therapies involving the insertion of genes into a patient's cells in order to replace defective ones

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Examples

  • So while he drives, Steve tells me that he was doing some experiments on some bodies for his master's thingy, and he found that the cells of the victims were regenerating when you added blood to them, and he thinks he can turn them back to normal human cells by using some gene therapy or something.

    You Suck

  • In one incident, an eighteen-year-old patient died after receiving gene therapy for liver disease at the University of Pennsylvania Institute of Gene Therapy.

    Fatal Care

  • In this brand-new paperback original, Joanna follows a trail of unexplained deaths to a biogenetic laboratory — where scientists are making unprecedented leaps in gene therapy ... at the cost of human life.

    Fatal Care

  • Prozac, not Plato,8 gene therapy not self-responsibility, are proffered as answers to all our problems.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

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