gene therapy

(jeen THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of experimental treatment in which foreign genetic material (DNA or RNA) is inserted into a person's cells to prevent or fight disease. Gene therapy is being studied in the treatment of certain types of cancer.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "gene therapy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "terapia génica"

Tipo de tratamiento experimental mediante el cual se introduce un material genético extraño (ADN) o (ARN) en las células de una persona a fin de prevenir o combatir una enfermedad.