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Gene Therapy

Treating Disease by Repairing Genes

Gene Therapy
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US$ 35.00
Dealing with one of the most controversial aspects of the new biology, Gene Therapy explores the development and future of this area of research and explains why it is considered such a promising branch of science. This encyclopedia presents an overview of genetic defects, viruses, and gene therapy in a way that students and general readers will find easy to understand. Comprehensive in scope, this book provides an account of the research leading to the first successful gene therapy trial and discusses the worldwide attention and subsequent controversy caused by the tragic death of a patient receiving gene therapy, as well as the future prospects and general ethics of gene therapy. A list of further reading, a glossary, and an index round out this timely reference.
Infobase Publishing; January 2004
193 pages; ISBN 9780816067343
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