Gene therapy may be classified into two types: In somatic cell gene therapy (SCGT), the therapeutic genes are transferred into any cell other than a gamete, germ cell, gametocyte or undifferentiated stem cell.Any such modifications affect the individual patient only, and are not inherited by offspring.
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Gene therapy was conceptualized in 1972, by authors who urged caution before commencing human gene therapy studies.
The first attempt, an unsuccessful one, at gene therapy (as well as the first case of medical transfer of foreign genes into humans not counting organ transplantation) was performed by Martin Cline on 10 July 1980.
Following early advances in genetic engineering of bacteria, cells, and small animals, scientists started considering how to apply it to medicine.
Two main approaches were considered – replacing or disrupting defective genes.
The first therapeutic use of gene transfer as well as the first direct insertion of human DNA into the nuclear genome was performed by French Anderson in a trial starting in September 1990.
Between 1989 and February 2016, over 2,300 clinical trials had been conducted, more than half of them in phase I.
Cas9 binds the tracr RNA and needs a DNA binding sequence (5’NGG3’), which is called protospacer adjacent motif (PAM).
After binding, Cas9 introduces a DNA double strand break, which is then followed by gene modification via homologous recombination (HDR) or non-homologous end joining (NHEJ).
Most focus on severe genetic disorders, including immunodeficiencies, haemophilia, thalassaemia and cystic fibrosis.