Though still experimental, gene therapy fixes genetic defects and potentially reduces the need for drugs, radiation or surgical intervention. Replacing bad genes with good ones may eventually cure Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’... More »

According to Genetics Home Reference, gene therapy requires the use of healthy genes to treat illnesses. Instead of a person undergoing surgery, genes are introduced to a patient's body to replace corrupted DNA. Another ... More »

Gene therapy is an experimental technique performed by replacing a mutated gene with a healthy copy of the gene as an alternative to surgery or medications. It is designed to make a beneficial protein or introduce new ge... More »

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People with disabilities are entitled to Social Security disability benefits, family assistance programs, home energy and utility assistance, prescription drugs benefits, and Supplemental Security Income based on financi... More »

Splicing of mRNA is the process by which the non-coding introns are removed from RNA transcripts, leaving only the part of the gene is translated into amino acids. In some cases, the RNA transcript can be spliced in more... More »

Homologous chromosomes have the same genes, gene order and approximate length in common. A gene's location is called its loci. For every gene that exists at a certain loci on one homologous chromosome, the same gene exis... More »

The most common example of a recessive gene is eye color. Brown eyes are dominant, while gray, green, hazel and blue eyes occur due to recessive genes. More »