Gene therapy: theoretical and bioethical concepts

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    Gene therapy holds great promise. Somatic gene therapy has the potential to treat a wide range of disorders, including inherited conditions, cancers, and infectious diseases. Early progress has already been made in the treatment of a range of disorders. Ethical issues surrounding somatic gene therapy are primarily those concerned with safety. Germline gene therapy is theoretically possible but raises serious ethical concerns concerning future generations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-268
    Number of pages22
    JournalArchives of Medical Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


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