Gene Therapy for Battered Brains?
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The new technologies of genetic engineering offer to replace or modify 'faulty' genes. Somatic therapy is intended to correct the genes only in the patient being treated; germ-line therapy - currently illegal - will alter subsequent generations too. Can such treatments be developed to cure or prevent Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's diseases, or even rectify the damage caused to brains by stroke of accident? And if so, what are the ethical implications?
This is the sixth lecture in the series Conflict and Consensus in the Age of the New Genetics.
This event was on Mon, 02 Apr 2001
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