somatic therapy

somatic therapy

a form of treatment pertaining to the body that affects one's physiological functioning.
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In somatic therapy, intervention takes place only within somatic cells and the genetic changes do not transfer into the offspring.
To begin with, he argues that the increasing use of somatic therapy is only likely to increase the number of survivors with defective genes in their germ lines, who will pass an increasing number of genetic problems onto succeeding generations.