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Altered Fates: Gene Therapy and the Retooling of Human Life

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Publisher Comments:

In the pages of this rich and detailed narrative, whose characters include the field's leading scientists as well as key patients and their families, the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors tell the story of the race to be the first to do gene therapy (a feat almost certain to garner a Nobel Prize and a place in medical history), uncovering the behind-the-scenes machinations and rivalries among the prima-donna researchers at some of the world's leading medical centers, including the National Institutes of Health. They also reveal the details of the initial human experiments in gene transfer and the agonizing decisions faced by the families of the first children to be submitted to the therapy. As Daniel Kevles observed in the , "Mr. Lyon and Mr. Gorner are highly knowledgeable about the state of human and medical genetics, and their treatment of both the science and its practitioners is vivid, accessible, and . . . gripping."

Synopsis:

Seven years in the making, chronicles the saga of gene therapy, a medical revolution unparalleled in human history.

About the Author

Jeff Lyon and Peter Gorner, recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1987 for the stories on which Altered Fates was based, write for the Chicago Tribune. They live in Chicago.Jeff Lyon and Peter Gorner, recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1987 for the stories on which Altered Fates was based, write for the Chicago Tribune. They live in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393315288
Subtitle:
The Genetic Re-engineering of Human Life
With:
Gorner, Peter
Author:
Lyon, Jeff
With:
Gorner, Peter
Author:
Gorner, Peter
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Medical ethics
Subject:
Medical genetics
Subject:
Gene therapy
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Hereditary Diseases
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Diseases - Genetic
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First published as a Norton paperback, 1996
Series Volume:
C-1737
Publication Date:
19961017
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.1 x 1.2 in 1.71 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
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Altered Fates: Gene Therapy and the Retooling of Human Life
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"Synopsis" by , Seven years in the making, chronicles the saga of gene therapy, a medical revolution unparalleled in human history.
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