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Gene Therapy and Ethics

Edited by Anders Nordgren
September 1999
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-554-4640-X
176 Pages
$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