Gender-specific medicine is a discipline that studies the influence of sex and gender on physiology, pathophysiology, and diseases. One example in light of how a genetic-based disease among other diseases, that impact on sex, can be represented by the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The question that comes into focus is whether gene-editing can represent a new line of investigation to be explored in the development of personalized, gender-specific medicine that guarantees gender equity in health policies. This article aims to discuss the relevance of adopting a gender-specific focus on gene-editing research, considered as a way of contributing to the advance of medicine’s understanding, treatment, and prevention of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. The development or improvement of cures could take advantage of the knowledge of the gender diversity in order to ascertain and develop differential interventions also at the genetic level between women and men, and this deserves special attention and deep ethical reflection.

Science runs and the debate brakes: Somatic gene-editing as a new tool for gender-specific medicine in alzheimer’s disease / Tozzo P.; Zullo S.; Caenazzo L.. - In: BRAIN SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3425. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:7(2020), pp. 421.1-421.11. [10.3390/brainsci10070421]

Science runs and the debate brakes: Somatic gene-editing as a new tool for gender-specific medicine in alzheimer’s disease

Zullo S.;
2020

Abstract

Gender-specific medicine is a discipline that studies the influence of sex and gender on physiology, pathophysiology, and diseases. One example in light of how a genetic-based disease among other diseases, that impact on sex, can be represented by the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The question that comes into focus is whether gene-editing can represent a new line of investigation to be explored in the development of personalized, gender-specific medicine that guarantees gender equity in health policies. This article aims to discuss the relevance of adopting a gender-specific focus on gene-editing research, considered as a way of contributing to the advance of medicine’s understanding, treatment, and prevention of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. The development or improvement of cures could take advantage of the knowledge of the gender diversity in order to ascertain and develop differential interventions also at the genetic level between women and men, and this deserves special attention and deep ethical reflection.
2020
Science runs and the debate brakes: Somatic gene-editing as a new tool for gender-specific medicine in alzheimer’s disease / Tozzo P.; Zullo S.; Caenazzo L.. - In: BRAIN SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3425. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:7(2020), pp. 421.1-421.11. [10.3390/brainsci10070421]
Tozzo P.; Zullo S.; Caenazzo L.
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