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Cell and Gene Fundamentals

This section contains information about the basics of gene and cell therapy. You will find information about the different kinds of stem cells, as well as non-stem cells used in gene and cell therapy, and how genetic disorders can be investigated. This section also includes details about what gene and cell therapy is and is not, and describes some of the processes involved in bringing a new discovery from the laboratory to the clinic.

For more information about the techniques used in researching gene and cell therapy, please see our ‘Methods and Tools’ section.

If you would like information about a particular disorder, we recommend that you start with our Factsheets.

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