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The first clinical gene therapy was done for the treatment of
  1. Cancer
  2. Cystic fibrosis
  3. AIDS
  4. SCID


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The correct option is D SCID
The first clinical gene therapy was given in 1990 to a 4-year old girl with adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency which results in SCID. This enzyme is crucial for the immune system to function. The disorder is caused due to the deletion of the gene for adenosine deaminase

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