Germ-line gene therapy


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Germ-line gene therapy

The introduction of genes into reproductive cells or embryos to correct inherited genetic defects that can cause disease.
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Germ-line gene therapy will involve performing modifications on embryos in an attempt to forestall incurable diseases which arise from abnormal mitochondria.
Somatic cell and germ-line gene therapy are mentioned as two types of possible future eugenic efforts, and the latter is rightly identified as deserving the most debate.
The same can be said for germ-line gene therapy and for molecular surveillance to detect illnesses.