The Forever Fix

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

By (author) Ricki Lewis


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"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, eliminates the need for further surgery or medication.

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 144 x 212.5 x 24mm | 294.83g
  • 11 Feb 2013
  • Griffin Publishing
  • Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • California
  • English
  • 8-page b&w photo insert
  • 1250015774
  • 9781250015778
  • 464,020

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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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"The Forever Fix" is a wonderful story told by one of our most gifted science and medical writers. In the tradition of Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies," Ricki Lewis explains complex biological processes in extremely understandable ways, ultimately providing crucial insights into the modeling of disease and illustrating how gene therapy can treat and even potentially cure the most challenging of our health conditions.--Dennis A. Steindler, Ph.D., former Executive Director of the McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida

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