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To treat ADA the functional cDNA is added to ___


( a ) lymphocytes
( b ) monocytes
( c ) plasma
( d ) blastocytes

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Ans: Lymphocytes
As a first step towards gene therapy, lymphocytes from the blood of the patient are grown in a culture outside the body. A functional ADA cDNA (using retroviral vector) is then introduced into the lymphocytes which are returned to the patient.
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