Defining public attitudes and understanding of human gene therapy in Australia
Since the mid-1900s, breakthroughs in the accuracy and efficiency of gene altering technologies have rapidly advanced the field of human gene therapy (HGT). HGT as a treatment modifies specific genes to eliminate common illnesses and improve the quality of life of many individuals, previously not thought possible. However, HGT does not come without risk. Medical risks range from an ineffective treatment to one that could either disable or kill the patient. There are also ethical and moral...[Show more]
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