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  1. #1 Gene therapy 
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    What is a vector and how is it used in gene therapy?


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    A vector is a means of inserting a piece of genetic code.

    They could be various things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by emetzner
    What is a vector and how is it used in gene therapy?
    At least experimentally a virus could be used as a vector
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    You could use an old shoe as a vector, but the efficiency probably approaches zero.
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