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GENE THERAPY Gene therapy. Illustration of a gene therapy technique which uses the introduction of a retrovirus culture containing a therapeutic gene in order to modify the mutated cells of the spinal cord of a newborn unable to produce T or NK lymphocytes. The cells obtained are corrected and reinjected and the child's organism is then able to produce the lacking T and NK lymphocytes.
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