Gene therapy: theoretical and bioethical concepts
Gene therapy holds great promise. Somatic gene therapy has the potential to treat a wide range of disorders, including inherited conditions, cancers, and infectious diseases. Early progress has already been made in the treatment of a range of disorders. Ethical issues surrounding somatic gene therapy are primarily those concerned with safety. Germline gene therapy is theoretically possible but raises serious ethical concerns concerning future generations.
Smith, K.R. 2003. Gene therapy: theoretical and bioethical concepts. Archives of Medical Research. 34(4): pp.247-268. [Online] Available from: DOI: 10.1016/S0188-4409(03)00070-5