Human Biology, 14 Edition

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Chapter 22 - Assess - Page 502: 11


11. b. ex-vivo gene therapy

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In ex vivo gene therapy modification is made in the genes of cells in tissue culture. The modified cells are then introduced into the cells/tissues of the patient as a form of therapy. In contrast in vivo gene therapy involves the injecting/introducing the therapeutic agent directly into the body cells of the living patient.
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