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Gene Therapy: Motivations for Research

  1. Alan Stockdale

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005655



How to Cite

Stockdale, A. 2006. Gene Therapy: Motivations for Research. eLS. .

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  1. Center for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice, Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Genetics research, especially gene therapy research, might be seen as being conducted on behalf of those affected by the relevant disorders. However, the research process also might be motivated by the immediate concerns and circumstances of the researcher.


  • gene therapy;
  • ethics;
  • publicity;
  • investment;
  • patient empowerment