Gene Therapy, Certificate | Part time online | Harvard Medical School Online | United States
70 days
955 USD/full
955 USD/full
955 USD/full
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In this Gene Therapy program from Harvard Medical School Online you will explore recent advances in gene therapy and learn about the implications for patient care.

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In recent years, close collaboration between multiple scientific disciplines has rendered gene therapy a viable treatment option for some genetic conditions, and a promising pursuit for many others. As of today, there are numerous clinical trials underway for gene therapy treatments of various cancers, blood disorders, neurological diseases, and inherited retinal disorders to name a few. 

The  Gene Therapy program is offered by Harvard Medical School Online .

Advancements in vector science, gene editing technologies, and our understanding of the molecular underpinnings of disease continue to pave the way for the development of additional gene therapy treatments aimed at improving patient quality of life and prolonging lifespan. 

As this field continues to expand, so too will the number of genetic conditions that can be treated and possibly even cured with gene therapy making this an exciting time to delve into this field.

Programme Structure

Topics included:

  • The History of Gene Therapy
  • The Promise of Gene Therapy
  • Overview of Gene Therapy
  • Gene Therapy Vectors
  • Vector Considerations
  • Vector Design and Preparation
  • Gene Editing
  • Gene Therapy Challenges
  • Ex Vivo Gene Therapy Indications
  • CAR T Cell Therapy
  • Vectors for Ex Vivo Gene Therapy
  • Conditioning
  • Insertional Oncogenesis
  • Clinical Linkage: Adrenoleukodystrophy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are not taking HMX courses through a school or company, you will need to fill out a brief application that gives us some basic information about you and what you hope to get out of the HMX courses. You will also need to confirm that you’ve met the recommended prerequisites.
  • We recommend knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and physics for all HMX courses. For HMX Fundamentals courses and HMX Pro Essentials courses, no advanced knowledge is required.
  • Advanced HMX Pro courses focus on a specific topic in depth; in order to get the most from these courses, participants should have some knowledge of the underlying topic (for example, genetics or immunology). Those requiring further background may choose to take an accompanying Essentials course, or consider our HMX Fundamentals courses for a more broad overview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    955 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 955 USD for the full programme during 70 days.
  • National

    955 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 955 USD for the full programme during 70 days.
  • In-State

    955 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 955 USD for the full programme during 70 days.


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