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Viral Gene Therapy

  • Aaron GardnerEmail author
  • Sarah Stauffer
  • Lindsay Petley-Ragan
  • Philip Wismer
  • Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu
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Abstract

In the previous three chapters we’ve covered the impact our genetics can have on our health. In this final chapter we reverse this and look at the exciting field of gene therapy. In the Viral Gene Therapy simulation, you will learn about the use of modified viruses and how we can manipulate their genetic code to fix mutations inside our own bodies. Based on recent exciting research findings you’ll investigate the role of genetics in heart failure. Will you be able to design a virus that can help to improve the symptoms of heart failure in patients?

Further reading

  1. Alberts B et al (2015) The molecular biology of the cell, 6th edn. Garland Science, AbingdonGoogle Scholar
  2. Flint SJ et al (2015) Principles of Virology, 4th edn. Taylor & Francis Inc, EnfieldGoogle Scholar
  3. Hartwell L et al (2015) Genetics: from genes to genomes, 5th edn. McGraw-Hill, BostonGoogle Scholar
  4. OpenStax (2018) Biology. OpenStax CNX. http://cnx.org/contents/185cbf87. Accessed 1 June 2018Google Scholar
  5. Shareef MA, Anwer LA, Poizat C (2014) Cardiac SERCA2A/B: Therapeutic targets for heart failure. Eur J Pharmacol 724:1–8CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Gardner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sarah Stauffer
    • 1
  • Lindsay Petley-Ragan
    • 1
  • Philip Wismer
    • 1
  • Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu
    • 1
  1. 1.Labster Group ApSKøbenhavn KDenmark

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