Definition of gene therapy in English:

Share this entry

gene therapy

Pronunciation: /jēn ˈTHerəpē/

noun

The transplantation of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders.
Example sentences
  • Many people believe that gene therapy and genetic screening of embryos is dangerous.
  • RNA is also taking a place in the areas of gene therapy and genetic engineering.
  • New cell selection strategies look likely to improve the success of gene therapy for blood disorders.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: gene ther·a·py

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.