Informative. But I think you are confusing things a bit. They don't have anything to do with our DNA. They are therefore not gene therapy. The investment company article contradicts itself when it cites Mayo Clinics' definition. And the Medium post specifically mentions viral vaccines. You are using the words "gene therapy" because it sounds scary and you are anti-vaccine, IMO.
Human gene therapy seeks to modify or manipulate the expression of a gene or to alter the biological properties of living cells for therapeutic use 1.
Gene therapy is a technique that modifies a person’s genes to treat or cure disease. Gene therapies can work by several mechanisms:
- Replacing a disease-causing gene with a healthy copy of the gene
- Inactivating a disease-causing gene that is not functioning properly
- Introducing a new or modified gene into the body to help treat a disease
For those who like pictures. This is basically how Gene Therapy works
And here is what an mRNA vaccine does
How do mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work?
mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response
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