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Illustrate any ‘three’ genes which can be used in gene therapy.

Enlist the genes used in gene therapy.

Solution

Some examples of genes which can be used in gene therapy:
1) Tissue growth factor-beta (TGF-β): It promotes new blood vessels and epidermal growth. It is useful in wound healing and treatment of burns.
2) Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA): It is used to prevent or reverse blood clots.
3) Human blood clotting factor VIII: It is used to aid in the clotting of blood and to treat patients suffering from haemophilia.

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