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.
|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|
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