Human gene therapy

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Science  08 May 1992:
Vol. 256, Issue 5058, pp. 808-813
DOI: 10.1126/science.256.5058.808


Human gene therapy is a procedure that is being used in an attempt to treat genetic and other diseases. Eleven clinical protocols are under way at the present time, each with scientific and clinical objectives. Human genetic engineering raises unique safety, social, and ethical concerns.

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