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Gene Therapy and Ethics
Edited by Anders Nordgren
Uppsala University Press
$41.00 paper original
Gene therapy is a set of approaches to the treatment of human disease based on
transfer of genetic material (DNA) into an individual. In 1990, the first officially
authorized experiment of gene therapy was performed. At present, several hundred
patients have participated in trials all over the world. Many scientists maintain
that gene therapy has an extraordinary potential in the long term for the treatment
of human diseases, although clinical efficacy has not yet been definitely demonstrated.
However, gene therapy research and its clinical application raises many ethical,
legal and social questions. In this book, gene therapy researchers an bioethicists
discuss some of these issues.
Genetics; Medical Ethics
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis Studies in Bioethics and Research Ethics 4