Gene therapy is a technique which is used to treat genetic diseases, that involves replacing an absent gene in the DNA of a patient.
Gene therapy became more feasible after the human genome project.
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (ADA-SCIHemophilia Chronic Granulomatous Disorder (CGD)
Though this technology is less than two decades, it has already been applied to treat patients. There is still room for development in the future.
The Challenges of Gene Therapy:CostNegative PublicityImmunological Rejection (like in Hemophilia)Disruption of Important Genes (Gamma C gene and Leukemia)
Depending on how fast science can circumvent the drawbacks associated with gene therapy, it might be possible for physicians to offer gene therapy from their offices.