A Model for Gene Therapy

by Ward Merkeley M.D. (Author)

This research paper was written in
1978 by Ward Merkeley, M.D. when
he was a first year medical student
attending the University Of Utah
School of Medicine. It is one of the
first original papers suggesting and
exploring the theoretical potentials
and practical limitations of Gene
Therapy. The paper discusses in
technical detail the means of isolating
and inserting a normal hemogloblin
gene into the erythoid stem cells of
people with Sickle Cell Anemia and B
Thalassemia. The difficulties and
limitation of Gene Therapy are
discussed in detail, as well as, some
ethical considerations.

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Publication date
June 02, 2021
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