Healthcare Govt to fund gene therapy research on NCDs, rare diseases Updated : November 20, 2019 12:41 PM IST Gene therapy allows clinicians to treat a disorder by inserting a gene into a patient’s cells instead of using drugs or surgery. Though there are major developments in gene therapy for cancer and other chronic diseases in the developed world, most of them are not accessible to a majority of Indians. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.