Principles and Practices of Gene Therapy
Fee may apply
Gene therapy is promising to be key in the battle against cancer, inherited disorders, and many other diseases. Decades worth of advances in this field have resulted in a growing number of successful clinical trials to develop safe and effective treatments. Over the past few years scientists have developed a number of new nucleic acid-based therapies, which continue to improve the versatility of these genetic-based treatment approaches. In this course, you will start by building a fundamental understanding of gene therapy, then dive deeper with an in-depth look at important trends, research and advances in gene therapy. You will gain a clear understanding of how gene therapy works, how it has developed and advanced, and how much potential it has.
This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.
What you will learn
- Basic principles for getting nucleic acids into cells and using viruses to transfer DNA
- Proven and new approaches to clinical trials
- How to effectively use genome editing tools
- Methodologies for successful RNAi and expression of non-coding RNAs to regulate genes and treat disease
$495 per Elective Course
Continuing Education Units
By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.
Record of Completion
When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.
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Includes 60 days access to the online course homepage and digital color PDF's of presentations and handouts when available.
*Note: All amounts shown are in USD
60-day access to the online course starts upon payment. The end date of a section of this course does not restrict your access to the course material.
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.
This course may not currently be available to residents of certain states.