Cell therapy is the process of using intact cells to treat adisease or other unwanted condition. For genetic disorders,cell therapy is based on the premise that allogeneic, geneticallynormal, stem or progenitor cells may be used torepopulate the cells of a genetically defective tissue, effectivelycorrecting the underlying genetic disorder. Theclinical potential of cell therapy is enormous. To begin toappreciate the possible uses of cell therapy in medicine, it isimportant to understand the relationship of cell therapy toother treatment strategies, such as drugs and gene therapy.
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