What are the difficulties encountered by gene therapy procedures?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 5:10 pm ad1c9bdddf
It is very hard to introduce new genes into preexisting, differentiated cells. Generally, gene therapy will only be successful if the gene can be introduced into millions of cells all within a single tissue. And, of course, the target must be specific. That means, the specific cells within the specific tissue. Thus, targeting is a major obstacle and challenge. If the wrong tissue gets targeted or even the germline, ...
This solution outlines some of the difficulties associated with gene therapy procedures.