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

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

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By (author) Ricki Lewis

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  • Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 213mm x 24mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 11 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 1250015774
  • ISBN 13: 9781250015778
  • Illustrations note: 8-page b&w photo insert
  • Sales rank: 468,824

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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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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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""Lewis adeptly traverses the highs and lows of gene therapy and explores its past, present, and future through the tales of those who've tested its validity." -"The Scientist"