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Gene Transfer an Unlikely Contributor to Patient's Death

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Science  07 Dec 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5856, pp. 1535
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5856.1535

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Winding up an investigation into the mysterious death in July of a 36-year-old woman in a gene therapy safety trial, an expert panel this week concluded that the gene transfer was unlikely to have contributed to the tragedy but that this "cannot definitively be ruled out."