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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

Expand All Collapse All 6 Lectures 3 hours, 3 minutes
Part 1: Genetic medicine: dreams and realities
1.1 Genetic medicine: dreams and realities 00:20:00
Part 2: Gene therapy
2.0 Gene therapy 00:50:00
Part 3: Somatic gene therapy
3.0 Somatic gene therapy 00:40:00
Part 4: Germline gene therapy
4.0 Germline gene therapy 00:25:00
Part 5: Designer babies?
5.0 Designer babies? 00:45:00
Part 6: End of the course
6.0 Conclusion 00:03:00

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