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The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It

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Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched.

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 introduced viruses bearing healing genes into 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, Ricki Lewis' THE FOREVER FIX is compelling and engaging narrative science that explores the future of medicine as well as the families and scientists who are breaking new ground every day.

About the Author

RICKI LEWIS is a Ph.D. geneticist, journalist, professor and genetic counselor.  The author of one of the most widely used college textbooks in the field (Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications, now in its 10th edition), she has also written hundreds of popular pieces on science and other topics for trade and specialized magazines, including Nature, Discover, and The Scientist.

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ISBN:
9781250015778
Author:
Lewis, Ricki
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Biology-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 8-page black-and-white photogra
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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