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Gene therapy may cause cancer

 
  September, 7 2001 3:14
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Cancers appear in mice treated with adeno-associated virus, a gene therapy vector

Studying one type of gene therapy in mice, researchers made an unexpected and unsettling discovery: Six animals eventually developed cancer.

NIH/National Institutes of Health

Contact:
Joni Westerhouse
westerhousej@msnotes.wustl.edu
314-286-0120
Washington University School of Medicine


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