Viral Gene Therapy: Use DNA to prevent heart failure
Does using viruses as a form of therapy sound like science fiction to you? You’d be surprised, but it’s an uprising technique to deliver functional genes into patients. In this lab, you will learn about the use of modified viruses and how to equip them with therapeutic genes. Take advantage of the recent exciting research findings in the field, and try to develop a potential cure for heart failure. Will you be able to design a virus, which helps revert heart failure in patients?
In this section, you can find all the related theory needed to complete the course.
Good luck and have fun!
- Gene Therapy
- Adeno-associated Virus (AAV)
- Cardiac cycle
- Heart Failure
Techniques used in this simulation:
- Recombinant AAV Production
- Animal Models
- Transmission Electron Microscope
The content of these theory pages has been developed based on the resources provided by: OpenStax College, Gene Therapy. (OpenStax CNX. Nov 1, 2016)