Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gene Therapy

Legal, Ethical and Scientific Aspects

  • Stefan Müller
  • Jürgen W. Simon
  • Jan W. Vesting

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Scientific Aspects of Gene Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-IX
    2. U. Kleeberg, A. G. Hildebrandt
      Pages 3-15
    3. J. Nowak, D. Januszkiewicz, J. Mazurek, M. Zaciak, J. Malicki, P. Murawa et al.
      Pages 27-39
    4. P. D. Robbins, S. C. Ghivizzani, R. Kang, C. H. Evans
      Pages 41-49
    5. D. R. Schiwek, R. Mattes
      Pages 55-62
  3. Legal Aspects of Gene Therapy

  4. Ethical Aspects of Gene Therapy

About this book


Current therapies for most human genetic diseases are inadequate. In response to the need for effective treatments, modern molecular genetics is providing tools for an unprecedented new approach to the treatment of diseases; e.g. the direct manipulation of mutant genes or the input on new therapeutic genes. The treatment of human disease by gene transfer has now moved from the theoretical to the practical realm. With the initiation of clinical trials involving somatic gene therapy in different countries, a critical assessment of the different aspects involved with this new technique is necessary. This volume provides an overview on all these interdisciplinary aspects by some well known experts all over the world.


Biotechnologie Ethik Medical Ethics biological safety ethics gene therapy gene transfer genes genetics germ line therapy human rights legal regulation somatic gene therapy somatische Gentherapie

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Müller
    • 1
  • Jürgen W. Simon
    • 2
  • Jan W. Vesting
    • 3
  1. 1.BremenGermany
  2. 2.HannoverGermany
  3. 3.HannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63056-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60829-2
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