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KEY MESSSAGE: Will gene therapy one day become the ultimate application of
genetic technology? Gene Therapy , the newest booklet in the Special Topics in
Biology Series, addresses this question by exploring gene therapy as a complex
technology for delivering therapeutic genes as a way to treat and cure human
genetic diseases. Author Mary Colavito provides an overview of the basic
science involved in gene therapy methods and chronicles the history of gene
therapy by discussing successful and ongoing gene therapy treatments as well as
adverse outcomes in some cases of gene therapy. Also discussed are challenges
that must be overcome for gene therapy to become a more reliable and readily
accessible approach for treating a multitude of genetic diseases that affect
humans. Gene Therapy: Methods Currently Employed, Partial Successes and Ongoing
Trials, Setbacks, Challenges, Future Approaches For all readers interested in
gene therapy as a complex technology for delivering therapeutic genes as a way
to treat and cure human genetic diseases.