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Viruses in Human Gene Therapy
by J. Vos
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Main description:

W. French Anderson, M.D. The publication of this book comes at an opportune time for the young field of human gene therapy. After a decade of long struggle at the laboratory bench and many long hours under the harsh lights of the federal review process, gene therapy has emerged as a legitimate scientific discipline. It is now time to move away from the period of questioning whether gene therapy will be a useful part of the physician armamentarium to begin to actively teach the concepts and practices that make gene therapy a reality. This book is a comprehensive collection of chapters that describe the basic biology and potential application of viruses as gene transfer reagents. It is not a coincidence that a modified virus was the reagent used in the first human gene therapy trials. Viruses have evolved with the human species (and most likely with all forms of life) to be the masters of gene transfer.


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Adenovirus-mediated in vivo gene therapy. Hepatitis delta virus. Hepatitis delta virus. Adeno-associated viral vectors. Retroviral vectors in human gene therapy. Herpesviruses as genetics factors. Poxviruses as genetic vectors. Gene transfer mediated by adenovirus-polylysine-DNA complexes.


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ISBN-13: 9789401042468
Publisher: Springer (Springer Netherlands)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 216
Weight: 367g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Genetics

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... highly recommended for laboratories and researchers involved in gene transfer research, contemplating clinical applications. - Cell Biology International; In summary, an easy read... - Society for General Microbiology Quarterly