Judicature Genes and Justice
The Growing Impact of the New Genetics on the Courts
November-December 1999 Vol 83(3)
|Gene therapy: using genes
to treat disease
One of the most intriguing applications of genetic research is the use of genes themselves to treat, cure, and ultimately prevent disease. The science of gene therapy is in its infancy, however, and the goal of most current clinical trials is only to demonstrate the procedure's safety, not its effectiveness. A partial listing follows of diseases that are the focus of clinical gene-therapy trials.
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Denise K. Casey is a science writer, editor, and educator with the DOE Human Genome Program Human Genome Management Information System at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She has written numerous articles for technical and lay readers on genetics and its applications and has served as a faculty member at judicial education seminars.
|The online presentation of this publication is a special feature of the Human Genome Project Information Web site.|