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Human Gene Therapy: Risks and Safety Considerations

  1. Panos A Ioannou,
  2. Jim Vadolas

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003946

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How to Cite

Ioannou, P. A. and Vadolas, J. 2006. Human Gene Therapy: Risks and Safety Considerations. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Gene therapy has long been perceived as a once-in-a-lifetime treatment that can give life-long benefits. Some potential risks have been underestimated or have not received sufficient attention.

Keywords:

  • gene;
  • disease;
  • viral;
  • therapy;
  • safety;
  • oncogenesis;
  • virogenesis