Success for gene therapy: Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's

Jian Qiao, Rosa Maria Diaz, Richard G. Vile

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Reports that two young children developed leukemia after being treated for immunodeficiency with their own retrovirally modified bone-marrow cells delivered a severe blow to confidence in gene therapy as a treatment. Two reports, published since the trial was initiated, now take away some of the mystery as to why these events happened and allay fears for the safety of gene therapy across all therapeutic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number237
JournalGenome biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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