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Feb 2

SPACE DOCTOR!

Welcome to the Extraterrestrial Gene Therapy Lab!

As Space Doctor, you’ll use your gene therapy knowledge to treat three ailing aliens who come into your clinic.

Before starting, you might want to review Tools of the Trade and the Gene Therapy Case Studies found in other sections of this module.

Space doctor hell yeah!


Gene-therapy successes spur hope for embattled field

When it was first used in the 1990s to treat an immune deficiency, gene therapy — treating diseases by correcting a patient’s faulty genes — was touted as a breakthrough that was likely to cure scores of hereditary diseases. But when 18-year-old Jessie Gelsinger died in 1999 after having a corrected gene injected to treat his liver disease, the field became wary, and researchers found it difficult to fix the problems associated with the technique.