treatment of a genetic disorder by replacing, supplementing, or manipulating
the expression of abnormal genes with normally functioning genes
Definition from: GeneReviews
from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information
- An experimental procedure aimed at replacing, manipulating, or supplementing nonfunctional or misfunctioning genes with healthy genes.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
- The insertion of usually genetically altered genes into cells especially to replace defective genes in the treatment of genetic disorders or to provide a specialized disease-fighting function (as the destruction of tumor cells).
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
- Gene therapy is an experimental technique for treating disease by altering the patient's genetic material. Most often, gene therapy works by introducing a healthy copy of a defective gene into the patient's cells.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.