gene augmentation therapy

n.

A procedure for correcting metabolic deficiencies caused by a missing or defective gene by having a healthy gene produce the necessary product without actually substituting that gene for the flawed or absent gene in the DNA.

Nearby words

  1. gynocracy,
  2. gynodioecious,
  3. gynoecium,
  4. gynogenesis,
  5. gynomonoecious,
  6. gynoplastics,
  7. gynostegium,
  8. gynostemium,
  9. gyoza,
  10. gyp


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