Month: March 2019

Stem Cell Arthritis

Are there stem cell therapies for arthritis? There are currently no stem cell therapies approved by Health Canada or the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of arthritis. Patients exploring their options may find companies with websites that say otherwise and offer fee-based stem cell treatments. Many of these claims are not supported …

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Genetic Engineering in Humans

Genes affect health and disease as well as human characteristics and behavior. The researchers are currently using gene technology to decipher the genomic contributions to these different phenotypes. They also discover a host of other potential applications of this technology. For example, as advances progress, it becomes more and more likely that scientists will one …

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Genetic Engineering in Medicine

Genetic engineering is the genetic make-up of an organism using biotechnological tools. Genetically engineered technology is one of the most powerful and promising applications for the treatment of genetic diseases such as sickle cell anemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Cystis fibrosis and Tay-Sachs disease, Huntington’s chorea and Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Now, medical scientists can detect more than …

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