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GenePossibilities is a place for you to explore and get educational information about gene therapy, including gene addition and gene editing. The ability to make precise changes to specific strands of DNA in your genes opens up a world of possibilities. Along with talking to your doctor, educating yourself is an important step in taking charge of your healthcare journey.

Person looking hopeful about gene therapy

GenePossibilities is a place for you to explore and get educational information about gene therapy, including gene addition and gene editing. The ability to make precise changes to specific strands of DNA in your genes opens up a world of possibilities. Along with talking to your doctor, educating yourself is an important step in taking charge of your healthcare journey.

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Welcome to your educational journey into gene therapy.

Over 300 million people worldwide live with a genetic disease. Whether that’s you, or a friend or family member, you might have, at some point, been curious about gene therapy. As you continue to go through this site, keep the following helpful tips in mind:

  • Anytime you see a word in purple, click on it to get comfortable with new terms.
  • Use the resources to start conversations about gene therapy.
  • And remember, always talk to your doctor if you have questions. This website does not take the place of medical advice.
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Your learning journey

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Step 1: Build an understanding of genetics

Explore what you’re made of. Learn what genes are and how they work. Understand the role of DNA and the relationship between genes, DNA, and genetic disease.

Start your journey here
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Step 2: Get the big picture of gene therapy

Once you have explored genes, it’s time to move on to gene therapy. This type of therapy may offer possibilities for certain genetic diseases. Learn more about what gene therapy is and how it works.

Discover gene therapy
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Step 3: Get to know the gene-therapy journey

Now that you have reviewed some information on gene therapy, you may be wondering what the process looks like. Discover the steps you may find on this journey, including consultation, preparation, procedure, and follow-up.

Step into the journey
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Step 4: Dig into the different types of gene therapy

After exploring the gene-therapy journey, let’s check out gene addition and gene editing, 2 types of gene therapy. Learn how changes to specific genes inside your DNA can have a major impact.

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The world of gene therapy continues to change. Vertex is committed to sharing information, resources, and tools to help you along the way. Bookmark this website to keep this resource within reach and continue to discuss any questions with your doctor.

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