Gene therapy: theoretical and bioethical concepts

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Abstract

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
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

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