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Is gene therapy for genetic disorders safe?

Medical researchers are conducting tests to find out whether gene therapy will be a safe treatment for genetic disorders. Studies will also test its effectiveness in treating disease. Current research studies show that that are some health risks, such as cancer and toxicity. People who enroll in research studies (clinical trials) as a way to try new treatments are protected by federal laws.

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