Chapter  7: Human Experimentation

Section 5. Case Study

Michael Milazzo

Case Title: First Human Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Trials

Description: Robert Calhoun, A 33-year old cystic fibrosis patient underwent the first gene therapy trial today using a novel approach to fight a deadly genetic disease that affects more than 30,000 Americans. Calhoun was the first of 12 patients to participate in the study, which will take about six months.

Describing case:

http://www.nature.com/nsu/020101/020101-6.html

http://www.wkyc.com/health/news/020404cysticfibrosis.asp

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-04/uhoc-ngt040202.php

http://www.chronicletelegram.com/archive/html/2002/april/040502/news/local2.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/04/020403024915.htm

http://www.cgsys.com/index/index.asp

Ethical Positions:

http://www.service.com/PAW/morgue/cover/1996_Jan_3.COVER03.html

http://www.cc.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/mcclean/plsc431/students/bergeson.htm

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2000/500_gene.html

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/srtscot/genthpy1.htm

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/mcclean/plsc431/students/amanda.htm

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