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The Resource The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it, Ricki Lewis

The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it, Ricki Lewis

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The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it
Title
The forever fix
Title remainder
gene therapy and the boy who saved it
Statement of responsibility
Ricki Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history. Like something from a science fiction novel, doctors carefully injected viruses bearing healing genes into the DNA of Corey's eyes--a few days later, Corey could see, his sight restored by gene therapy. The Forever Fix is the first book to tell the fascinating story of gene therapy: how it works, the science behind it, how patients (mostly children) have been helped and harmed, and how scientists learned from each trial to get one step closer to its immense promise, the promise of a "forever fix, " - a cure that, by fixing problems at their genetic root, does not need further surgery or medication. Told through the voices of the children and families who have been the inspiration, experimental subjects, and successes of genetic science, The Forever Fix is compelling and engaging narrative science that tells explores the future of medicine as well as the families and scientists who are breaking new ground every day"--
Summary
"Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history. Like something from a science fiction novel, doctors carefully injected viruses bearing healing genes into the DNA of Corey's eyes--a few days later, Corey could see, his sight restored by gene therapy. The Forever Fix is the first book to tell the fascinating story of gene therapy: how it works, the science behind it, how patients (mostly children) have been helped and harmed, and how scientists learned from each trial to get one step closer to its immense promise, the promise of a "forever fix," - a cure that, by fixing problems at their genetic root, does not need further surgery or medication. Toldthrough the voices of the children and families who have been the inspiration, experimental subjects, and successes of genetic science, The Forever Fix is compelling and engaging narrative science that tells explores the future of medicine as well as thefamilies and scientists who are breaking new ground every day"--
Writing style
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10035369
Cataloging source
BT
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Lewis, Ricki
Dewey number
616.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gene therapy
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
  • Gene therapy
Target audience
adult
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gene therapy and the boy who saved it
Label
The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it, Ricki Lewis
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/906/9780312681906/image/lgcover.9780312681906.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The Best That Cant Happen -- Meeting Corey -- The Road to a Diagnosis -- What's Wrong with Corey? -- The Worst That Can Happen -- The Breakthrough Myth -- Jesse and Jim -- Tragedy -- Evolution of an Idea -- Ihe SCID Kids -- Setbacks -- Lorenzo and Oliver -- Before Gene Therapy -- Hannah -- Lori -- After Gene Theraphy -- Amazing Women -- The Jewish Genetic Diseases -- The Patent Predicament -- Chasing Moonbeams -- Corey's Story -- Kristinas Dogs -- Lancelot -- Success! -- Back to CHOP -- The Future
Control code
000051642319
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 323 p.
Isbn
9780312681906
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it, Ricki Lewis
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/906/9780312681906/image/lgcover.9780312681906.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The Best That Cant Happen -- Meeting Corey -- The Road to a Diagnosis -- What's Wrong with Corey? -- The Worst That Can Happen -- The Breakthrough Myth -- Jesse and Jim -- Tragedy -- Evolution of an Idea -- Ihe SCID Kids -- Setbacks -- Lorenzo and Oliver -- Before Gene Therapy -- Hannah -- Lori -- After Gene Theraphy -- Amazing Women -- The Jewish Genetic Diseases -- The Patent Predicament -- Chasing Moonbeams -- Corey's Story -- Kristinas Dogs -- Lancelot -- Success! -- Back to CHOP -- The Future
Control code
000051642319
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 323 p.
Isbn
9780312681906
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.

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