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.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Archives of Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2003|
- Gene therapy
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The prospects for human germline genetic modification: scientific and bioethical considerationsAuthor: Smith, K., Dec 2004
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