Gene Therapy quiz

Gene Therapy quiz

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published on October 28, 2012119 responses 0 5.0★ / 5

What is a main restriction of current vectors in gene therapy?

Failure to achieve proper gene transfer in inactive cells
Unable to introduce the correct gene into an individual
Cannot create more viruses

Does the addition of a functional gene correct a mutated gene?

True
False

Is it proven certain viral-vectors will carry the new gene directly to the right cells?

True
False

What is the purpose for viral-vectors in gene therapy?

Create more viruses
Change DNA
Carry genes into the body

T/F Gene therapy is still in an experimental stage

True
False

What is the most common vector used in gene therapy?

RNA
DNA
Viral-vectors

T/F Gene therapy is preformed in over 30 countries world-wide

True
False

What diseases can gene therapy have the potential to cure?

HIV, chicken pox, measles
HIV, cystic fibrosis, seasonal flu
HIV, cystic fibrosis, Huntington's

T/F Is it possible for gene therapy to present the possibility of a tumour in an individual?

True
False

In certain situations gene therapy patients need to go through...

blood tests
Schooling
Gene therapy sessions

T/F Gene therapy is not complex, and doesn't depend on much to be completed

True
False

Most symptoms of an individuals immune response after gene therapy go away after how long?

15-20 hrs.
24-48 hrs
1-2 days

T/F Possible death is a side-effect of gene therapy

True
False

T/F Benefits of gene therapy are always long-term

True
False

T/F Ethic questions include; gene therapy could be used to enhance humans when made public

True
False

T/F Treatment for gene therapy would be very affordable

True
False

What can tumours lead to in an individual

Chicken pox
Strep throat
Cancer

T/F Viruses have the capacity to take over host cells and reproduce its self

True
False

T/F Side-effects are present everywhere on the body after gene therapy

True
False