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www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/gene-therapy/about/pac...

Risks. Gene therapy has some potential risks. A gene can't easily be inserted directly into your cells. Rather, it usually has to be delivered using a carrier, called a vector. The most common gene therapy vectors are viruses because they can recognize certain cells and carry genetic material into the cells' genes.

guardianlv.com/.../gene-therapy-benefits-and-potential-risks

Gene therapy is an experimental method used to treat genetic illnesses by inserting healthy genes into cells, taking out the bad ones, or replacing a mutated gene. The idea of gene therapy rests ...

www.genetherapynet.com/viral-vector/risk-factors.html

The concept of gene therapy seems straightforward, but this is clearly an oversimplification, and numerous problems and risks exist that prevent gene therapy using viral vectors. Viruses can usually infect more than one type of cell. Thus, when viral vectors are used to carry genes into the body...

ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/therapy/safety

Gene therapy is under study to determine whether it could be used to treat disease. Current research is evaluating the safety of gene therapy; future studies will test whether it is an effective treatment option. Several studies have already shown that this approach can have very serious health risks, such as toxicity, inflammation, and cancer.

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/.../gene-therapy

Gene therapy is an experimental form of treatment. It works by replacing a faulty disease-causing gene with a working version, or by introducing a new gene to cure a condition or modify its effects. The aim is to eliminate genetic diseases at their source. The challenge for nations experimenting ...

www.nature.com/articles/3301946

The recent news that a child participating in a flagship gene therapy trial had developed cancer, almost certainly as a result of the treatment strategy, rocked the gene therapy community. However ...

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp020184

Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Risks and Benefits of Gene Therapy. Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Risks and Benefits of Gene Therapy

www.news-medical.net/health/Gene-Therapy-Issues.aspx

Gene therapy has been associated with several problems over the last few decades. One of the main issues is the lack of knowledge about the long-term effects of the therapy and the field is ...

vittana.org/12-pros-and-cons-of-gene-therapy

The disadvantage of gene therapy is that, like any other medical procedure, it may not work. The experimental nature of these therapies means that the costs can be high to have them performed and many health insurance policies will not cover it because of the potential of failure. Here are some additional pros and cons of gene therapy to think ...

www.theguardian.com/science/2000/jan/24/genetics...

When Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year-old volunteer from Arizona, died during trials of an experimental gene-based medical treatment last September, his father called him a hero and praised the ...