Alternative Medicine

Often called ‘‘complementary and alternative medicine,’’ this group of medical practices has also been termed ‘‘unconventional,’’ ‘‘unorthodox,’’ ‘‘unproven,’’ and even ‘‘quackery.’’ Because these terms

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Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial [Syn. clinical investigation, clinical study] is any systematic and carefully designed study on medicinal products in human subjects

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Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is a process in which exogenous genetic material is transferred into somatic cells to correct an inherited or

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Mutation

A structural change in a gene that leads to a sudden and stable alteration in the genotype of a cell,

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