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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

Label
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"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Ricki
Dewey number
616/.042
Index
no index present
LC call number
RB155.8
LC item number
.L49 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Gene therapy
Label
The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it, Ricki Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn740628904
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 323 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312681906
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011038193
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)740628904
Label
The forever fix : gene therapy and the boy who saved it, Ricki Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn740628904
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 323 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312681906
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011038193
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)740628904

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