An early history of gene transfer and therapy.

@article{Wolff1994AnEH,
  title={An early history of gene transfer and therapy.},
  author={J. A. Wolff and Joshua Lederberg},
  journal={Human gene therapy},
  year={1994},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          469-80
        }
}
The term "gene therapy" was coined to distinguish it from the Orwellian connotations of "human genetic engineering," which, in turn, was derived from the term "genetic engineering." Genetic engineering was first used at the Sixth International Congress of Genetics held in 1932 and was taken to mean "the application of genetic principles to animal and plant breeding." Once the basics of molecular genetics and gene transfer in bacteria were established in the 1960s, gene transfer into animals and… CONTINUE READING
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