TITLE

Eureka: Solid proof gene therapy works

PUB. DATE
April 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;4/11/94, Vol. 116 Issue 14, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that researchers say they have used gene therapy to lessen the symptoms in a 30-year-old woman with a deadly genetic disease, familial hypercholesterolemia, in which victims suffer from high cholesterol and heart attacks in their teens. Removal of some of the patient's liver cells, which held faulty copies of a key cholesterol-processing gene; Addition of the correct form of the gene; Patient's resulting clean arteries and lower cholesterol.
ACCESSION #
9404057518

 

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