Rules on gene therapy are tightened after leukaemia alert

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:791
  1. Sally Hargreaves
  1. London

    The UK Department of Health's gene therapy advisory committee (GTAC) has this week recommended that additional measures be put in place to protect patients undergoing gene therapy trials.

    This comes in response to the suspension of gene therapy trials at Necker Hospital, Paris, when a boy being treated for X linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID) developed leukaemia.

    The committee was alerted to the case on 16 September and …

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