molecular genetics

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  1. what is cystic fibrosis
    a mutation in the CFTR gene that is due to a three base pair deletion
  2. CF is characterized by
    accumulationn of sticky mucus in the lungs and digestive system
  3. what does the mutation cause the CFTR gene to do
    encodes a non-functioning ion channel protein
  4. 2 vectors that can be utilized in gene therapy for gene delivery
    • viral vectors
    • nonviral vectors
  5. 4 gene therapy challeneges
    • gene delivery and activation
    • triggering an immune response
    • disrupting important genes
    • cost for development
  6. 2 problems with gene delivery and activation in gene therapy
    • targeting the correct cell
    • allow for activation of inserted gene
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molecular genetics
molecular genetics final exam
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