Science - Course - Gene Therapy

  • Course Code: BCHM446
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3crs.: 3lec.)
  • Course Type: Departmental Elective (DE)

Course Description

This course introduces the molecular basis of gene therapy emphasizing on the types of human diseases that could benefit the most, and the safety and ethical issues. Some of the major gene transfer vector systems, the viral delivery methods will be covered in detail. Gene therapy strategies are contrasted with various diseases, including cancer and AIDS. Pre-req.: BIOL 334.