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The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it

Author: Ricki Lewis
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history. Like something from a science fiction novel, doctors carefully injected viruses bearing healing genes into the DNA of Corey's eyes--a few days later, Corey could see, his sight restored by gene therapy. The Forever Fix is the first book to tell the fascinating
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ricki Lewis
ISBN: 9780312681906 0312681909 9781250015778 1250015774
OCLC Number: 740628904
Description: x, 323 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Best That Cant Happen --
Meeting Corey --
The Road to a Diagnosis --
What's Wrong with Corey? --
The Worst That Can Happen --
The Breakthrough Myth --
Jesse and Jim --
Tragedy --
Evolution of an Idea --
Ihe SCID Kids --
Setbacks --
Lorenzo and Oliver --
Before Gene Therapy --
Hannah --
Lori --
After Gene Theraphy --
Amazing Women --
The Jewish Genetic Diseases --
The Patent Predicament --
Chasing Moonbeams --
Corey's Story --
Kristinas Dogs --
Lancelot --
Success! --
Back to CHOP --
The Future.
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Tells the story of gene therapy: how it works, the science behind it, how patients (mostly children) have been helped and harmed, and how scientists learned from each trial to get one step closer to  Read more...

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