Thalassemia:- Thalassemia is a dangerous disease. Yet now this disease can be treated by gene therapy …
Above 5 million people in the country are undergoing from thalassemia. Each year 10 to 12 thousand children are born with thalassemia. However, despite these frightful people. There is a lack of awareness among the people about this serious disease. But gene therapy can prove to be sufficient for this disease
In order to grow the variety of life of patients and prevent the birth of children suffering from Thalassemia. Departmental Pidiatrics organized a two-day appreciation operations in the national capital with the help of the LHMC. In which 200 important doctors, scientists and 800 patients / guardians of the National Thalassemia Welfare Society Participated.
Hematou-Oncologist Dr. Sandeep Soni told about Gene therapy. Gene therapy involves genetic material in cells like this that recombines of unusual genes and can be important proteins in the cell. A career or vector in man. Genetically engineered for the delivery of the virus, changes in the virus are made in such a way that they can’t produce the disease.”
He said, The infection worked in lentivirus is capable to contain the beta-globin genes in the cell. This infection injects the DNA into the cell. The gene joins the remaining DNA and becomes part of the chromosome/chromosome of the cell. When such a bone marrow happens in the stem cell, then the healthy beta-globin genes get transferre in the coming generations, as a result of this stem cell. Seems to be normal hemoglobin in the body. ”
Dr Sandeep Soni said, “The first successful gene therapy was created in 18 years in France in June 2007. And it did not need blood transfusion/blood transfusion since 2008. After that many patients negotiated in the USA and Europe Gene therapy has been done. ”
Vineeta Shrivastav, Senior National Consultant and Co-ordinator of the National Health Mission, Blood Cell, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, apprehended the efforts made to prevent thalassemia and sickle cell illness prevention and management. He said, “Prevention is better than cure. This same sentence applies to thalassemia.”