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Gene therapy : treating disease by repairing genes

Author: Joseph Panno
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, ©2005.
Series: Facts on File science library.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Panno, Joseph.
Gene therapy.
New York, NY : Facts On File, ©2005
(DLC) 2003025851
(OCoLC)53814408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Panno
ISBN: 0816067341 9780816067343
OCLC Number: 61710307
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 172 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Genetic disorders --
Immune deficiencies --
Breast cancer --
Colon cancer --
Melanoma --
Cystic fibrosis --
Hemophilia --
Liver disease --
Cardiovascular disease --
Muscular dystrophy --
Alzheimer's disease --
Parkinson's disease --
Huntington's disease --
Viruses: the cornerstone of gene therapy --
Viruses are living crystals --
Viral genomes may be RNA or DNA --
Viruses evolved from plasmids --
Viruses know how to infect cells --
The virus as a gene vehicle --
Viruses used in gene therapy --
Ashi DeSilva: a promising start --
Clinical trials defined --
Cells of the immune system --
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) --
Preliminary research --
Clinical procedure for ADA gene therapy --
The DeSilva clinical trial --
Jesse Gelsinger: down to earth --
Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) --
Preliminary research --
Clinical procedure for OTC gene therapy --
The Gelsinger clinical trial --
The investigation --
Concluding remarks --
Future prospects --
Safer vehicles --
Reducing immune rejection of the vector --
Improved risk assessment --
Redesigning human anatomy and physiology --
Ethics of gene therapy --
The Belmont report --
Clinical trials --
Physiological enhancement --
Cosmetic applications --
Legal issues --
Regulatory agencies --
The Gelsinger legal trial --
International regulation --
Resource center --
Eucaryote cell primer --
Recombinant DNA primer --
The human genome project --
X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1) --
Alzheimer's disease (AD) --
Huntington's disease (HD).
Series Title: Facts on File science library.
Responsibility: Joseph Panno.
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