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Course: ViralZone: Studying viral diversity (2023_VRLZN)
Glossary: Glossary

gene therapy

The genetic modification of cells to produce a therapeutic effect or the treatment of disease by repairing or reconstructing defective genetic material. (Source: Wikipedia)


The complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell, organism or virus.


A principal taxonomic category that ranks below family and above species, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name.