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Second Child in French Trial Is Found to Have Leukemia

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Science  17 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5605, pp. 320
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5605.320

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For the second time in 4 months, a child has developed a leukemia-like disease after receiving gene therapy at the Necker Hospital for Sick Children in Paris. Concerned about the safety of such trials, the panel that monitors U.S. research in the field scheduled a public meeting this week to review the clinical data and weigh its next steps.