Diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and HIV/Aids, and even inherited disorders such as cystic fibrosis and hemochromatosis all have one thing in common; they have no known cures. However, with gene therapy, this may soon change. DNA Nanotechnology is used in gene therapy in a process whose purpose is to treat or prevent a disease using genes.
More specifically, the process delivers therapeutic nucleic acid polymers into the cells of a patient. Indeed, gene therapy has evolved immensely over the years. In 2016 for example, scientists made significant progress using gene therapy for increasing the resistance of uninfected cells to HIV/Aids and even “snipping out” infected cells.