WB JEE Medical WB JEE Medical Solved Paper-2015

  • question_answer Gene therapy has been successful in curing genetic diseases in laboratory animals through

    A)  exposure to X-ray to rectify the defective gene

    B)  replacing the defective gene with a functional gene

    C)  oral delivery of genes

    D) use of therapeutic medicines to rectify the defective gene

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Gene therapy is a collection of methods that allows correction of a gene defect that has been diagnosed in a child/embryo. Here. genes are inserted into a persons cells and tissues to treat a disease. Correction of a genetic defect involves delivery of a normal, (functional) gene into the individual or embryo to take over the function of and compensate for the non-functional gene.

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