StudentFirstname StudentLastname Professor Firstname Lastname Philosophy 123 8 December 2009 The Future of Gene Therapy Gene therapy remains a controversial form of treatment yet the benefits from this methodology are likely to encourage its proliferation in the future as a means to treat various ailments. “Gene therapy may soon be used to correct hereditary genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, and Tay-Sachs and to activate the immune response against a wide variety of infectious diseases and cancers” (Neimark 37). Essentially, gene therapy involves the injection of genetic material from one individual into an area of the body of another individual in which there is some type of ailment. The mechanism involved is basic: the...The end:
.....ing more globalized, the concerted efforts to tackle many of the basic ailments of the human condition are bound to become increased foci. Gene therapy seems particularly well suited to deliver results which would be commensurate with an advanced civilization. Works Cited "Break down barrier to save sight." New Scientist 204.2730 (2009): 18. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 8 Dec. 2009. "Gene therapy: Panning for phage." Nature 461.7263 (2009): 451. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 8 Dec. 2009. Miller, Geoffrey "The looming crisis in human genetics." Economist (2009): 151-152. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 8 Dec. 2009. Neimark, Jill "THE DNA CURE." Discover 30.8 (2009): 36-45. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 8 Dec. 2009.