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Prospects for the use of artificial chromosomes and minichromosome-like episomes in gene therapy

Artificial chromosomes and minichromosome-like episomes are large DNA molecules capable of containing whole genomic loci, and be maintained as nonintegrating, replicating molecules in proliferating human somatic cells. Authentic human artificial chromosomes are very difficult to engineer because of the difficulties associated with centromere structure, so they are not widely used for gene-therapy applications.

Prospects for the use of artificial chromosomes and minichromosome-like episomes in gene therapy


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