By targeting the central information storage system - the genes – gene therapy aims to be a one-time treatment targeting a faulty gene that causes a disease. It can be used to treat or prevent cancers, neurological or genetic disorders among others. If it is still mainly at the experimental stage, gene therapy has reached a milestone where it is not a scientific utopia anymore but really a growing and promising field with a clinical reality.
Check out this new infographic to get a short but clear insight into how gene therapies work.
- Significant advances over the last decade
- Major key facts in gene therapies
- A description of the techniques with schematic illustrations