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Gene Therapy

Index of articles in the Science in Society Archive on the topic Gene Therapy. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Natural Gene Therapy for Precision and Safety
Spontaneous reversions of inherited disease mutations point the way to new approaches in gene therapy
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 2nd December 2013

Gene Therapy Nightmare for Mice
A gene therapy ‘breakthrough’ in precision turns out to have many off-target effects and killed more than 150 mice. Time for gene therapist to take a system’s view of genetics and biology before proceeding
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 12th July 2006

GM Probiotic Bacteria in Gene Therapy
Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho repeat their call for a ban on GM probiotics as the first clinical trial has been carried out
Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd July 2006

Safe Gene Therapy At Last?
Gene defect corrected without inserting foreign DNA
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th July 2005

Controversy over Gene Therapy 'Breakthrough'
A 'precision' gene therapy turns out to have significant off-target effects
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th April 2005

Gene Therapy Woes
Research continues to turn up new obstacles and dangers, and tough questions are raised over the ethics involved
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th March 2005

Gene Therapy Risks Exposed
First test it on patients then study the risks. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins report on the damning revelations from studies that should have been carried out before patients were treated
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 24th July 2003

Safe Gene Therapy?
The first documented case of cancer from gene therapy has no sooner been announced than the hype of 'safe' alternatives begin
Prof. Joe Cummins 22nd October 2002

Predicted Hazard of Gene Therapy A Reality
ISIS was almost a lone voice warning of cancer from foreign genes inserting into the genome in 'gene therapy' and other exposures to transgenic DNA. Regrettably, this has now become reality
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 8th October 2002

Scrambled genomes in human gene therapy and transgenic plants
Human gene therapy is usually considered separate and distinct from genetic modification (GM) of crops, but this is misleading.
Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 7th March 2002

Common gene therapy vector causes cancer as well as toxic shock
The potential for gene therapy to cause cancer has been predicted for many years. This is now confirmed in a new study that highlights, yet again, the dangers of unregulated, profitdriven genetic engineering.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 20th September 2001

Gene Therapy Oversold by Scientists Who Disregard Risks
Gene therapists are turning more and more to nature’s worst in a desperate bid to overcome the extensive failures.
Angela Ryan 17th May 2001