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Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this course, Gene therapy, looks at the possibilities for genetic therapies. Two approaches to gene therapy are discussed: correcting genes involved in causing illness; and using genes to treat disorders. Before closing on a discussion of the issues around 'designer babies' somatic gene therapy and germline gene therapy are discussed.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • understand some of the types of disease that might be treatable by gene therapy
  • understand the basic principals of genetic manipulation
  • understand the differences between somatic and germline gene therapy and some of the problems involved in these potential treatments
  • understand how genetics may be used in the design of drugs.

Course Curriculum

    • 1.1 Genetic medicine: dreams and realities 00:20:00
    • 2.0 Gene therapy 00:50:00
    • 3.0 Somatic gene therapy 00:40:00
    • 4.0 Germline gene therapy 00:25:00
    • 5.0 Designer babies? 00:45:00
    • 6.0 Conclusion 00:03:00

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