Gene therapy: socioeconomic and ethical issues. A roundtable discussion.


Gene therapy research has the potential to revolutionize the way in which many human diseases are treated. Despite its enormous potential, roundtable panelists concluded that the field needs time to mature scientifically without pressure to develop a marketable therapeutic product. In addition, health care decision makers, physicians, and the lay public need to be educated on the future medical, economic, and ethical ramifications of gene therapy.

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@article{Hillman1996GeneTS, title={Gene therapy: socioeconomic and ethical issues. A roundtable discussion.}, author={A. L. Hillman and Malcolm K. Brenner and Arthur Caplan and Janet M Carey and Yves Champey and Kenneth W. Culver and Mike Drummond and Dr. A. Freund and Earle W Holmes and William N. Kelley and Gina B Kolata and Mark Levine and Eric P. Levy and Stephen W. Schondelmeyer and Thierry Velu and J M M Wilson}, journal={Human gene therapy}, year={1996}, volume={7 9}, pages={1139-44} }