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What is Gene Therapy? - Definition & Uses

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What is gene therapy?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a way that genes can be introduced into the body in gene therapy?

2. Which of the following is NOT a current use of gene therapy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gene therapy can be used for a variety of reasons. Although there are many benefits, this practice does not come without controversy. Learn more about this type of therapy by using these assessment materials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test your knowledge on the following:

  • Definition of gene therapy
  • How genes are introduced into the body
  • Current uses
  • Potential uses
  • Controversy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the current uses of gene therapy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you are able to define main phrases, such as gene therapy
  • Information recall - access knowledge regarding potential future uses of gene therapy
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge about how genes are introduced to the body to answer quiz questions

Additional Learning

Take some time to study the lesson called What is Gene Therapy? - Definition & Uses to get more information about this engaging topic. You'll have the opportunity to learn about:

  • The three approaches to gene therapy
  • How gene therapy is currently being used around the world
  • In situ somatic gene therapy
  • Ex vivo somatic gene therapy
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