Gene therapy [electronic resource] : prospective technology assessment in its societal context / editors, J�org Niew�ohner, Christof Tannert.Material type: TextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2006Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (xxii, 252 p.) : ill. (some col.)ISBN: 9780444528063; 0444528067; 9780080470931 (electronic bk.); 0080470939 (electronic bk.); 1280964030; 9781280964039Subject(s): Gene therapy | Gene therapy -- Social aspects | Gene Therapy | Gene Therapy -- trends | Gene Therapy -- ethics | Gene Therapy -- legislation & jurisprudence | Gene Transfer Techniques | PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gene therapy.DDC classification: 615.8/95 LOC classification: RB155.8 | .G46174 2006ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
This book presents work that has been conducted as part of the research project "Discourse on ethical questions of biomedicine" of the interdisciplinary Working Group Bioethics and Science Communication at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)in Berlin-Buch, Germany. This book offers ground-breaking ideas on how the daily interworking of cutting-edge biomedical research assess the broader social context and its communication to stakeholders and the public. Editors cover three aspects: Scientific, Ethical and Legal, and Perception and Communication. This work establishes an international and interdisciplinary network of excellent researchers at the beginning of their careers, who brilliantly integrate their work into the different perspectives on gene therapy from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities and law. * Discusses biological and cellular barriers limiting the clinical application of nonviral gene delivery systems * Addresses such questions as: Does patent granting hinder the development of Gene Therapy products? * Offers insight in the future of public perception of gene therapy in Europe * Provides details on how to communicate risks in gene therapy.
Section I Scientific Aspects -- Section II Ethical and Legal Aspects -- Section III Perception and Communication.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.