New perspectives for about 2000 diseases. Developments in gene therapy. Gene therapy can be defined as the transfer of new genetic material to a target cell in order to reach a therapeutic purpose. This form of therapy can serve as a treatment not only for inheritable diseases, but also for acquired diseases such as cancer, coronary diseases and rheumatic arthritis. This article reviews the most important applications of gene therapy. In addition, several technical aspects of gene delivery and targeting will be discussed, as well as the latest developments in gene therapy.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1999|
- Rheumatoid cardiovascular diseases gene therapy neoplasms severe combined immunodeficiency transfection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)