Is Fetal Gene Therapy the Cure to These Rare Diseases?

Scientists are researching the possibility of fetal gene therapies as possible cures for rare diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and Gaucher’s disease.  With fetal gene therapy, the corrective gene would be injected into a pregnant woman’s womb directly into the unborn fetus. However, ethical and moral concerns may delay further research.

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