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Gene Therapy and Cell Therapy for Diseases

Gene therapies and Cell Therapies have made important medical advances in less than three decades. Within this short time span, both gene and cell therapies have explored multiple concepts, developed various technologies, assessed the advances in different animal models, and tested the novel therapies in multiple human clinical trials of dreaded diseases. Some exciting improvements have been observed in several diseases by the treatments. Although several trials did not provide the hoped-for-advances, each trial has advanced our understanding of the complex interactions between different tissues and highlighted challenges for further research. Among the most notable advancements in gene and cell therapies are discussed in the following diseases.