Gene Therapy, 1st Edition

  • L. E. Carmichael
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1624013732
  • ISBN-13: 9781624013737
  • DDC: 615.8
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Worldwide, the smallpox vaccine saves approximately 5 million lives every year. Each year in the United States, more than 2,000 people undergo heart transplants. Doctors can cure congenital blindness with gene therapy. What could happen if we stop vaccinating? Would there be fewer opportunities for surgery if we didn't have anesthesia? What if scientists quit researching new cures for diseases? The Medical Marvels series puts readers at the forefront of medical technology. Students will study the history of these advances, the science behind the medical practices, and the individuals responsible for major breakthroughs. Engaging, straightforward text and oversized full-color photos allow readers to explore the methods used to make the discoveries, and examine the risks and controversies. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Boy Who Could Not See.
2: Disease and the Double Helix.
3: Recombinant DNA.
4: The Human Genome Project: Hunting Genes.
5: Fever Dreams and Rude Awakenings.
6: New Vectors.
7: From Unicorns to Horses.
8: Prenatal Gene Therapy.
9: A New Age of Evolution.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.
About the Consultant.