The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It
Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched.
Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history.Â Like something from a science fiction novel,
Also it told about all the other children that it helped , and unfortunately the ones that had bad outcomes. It was well written and I was able to understand all the procedures etc with no trouble. I think every eye surgeon should read this book. Thank you for allowing me ...more
This book is really well written. Being that it deals with gene therapy, it has a lot of scientific background in it. I've taken biology a few times. Once in high school, once when getting my BA, and once when going back to school to get an associate's degree to be able to do a work exchange program. I took it so many times not because I didn't get it, but because it is easiest science to digest, IMO. So. I learned multiple times over about brain ...more
Here is an author whose writing skill is such that she can take on a difficult subject and blend it with real-life, factual information so deftly that you're likely to forget you're reading a book about cutting-edge sci ...more
The nuances of the preclinical animal research were hard for me to follow, and perhaps the sense that this may be true of many readers was the motivation for including so many human interest stories. Not really a seamless fit, though, in that the one has almost nothing to do wi ...more
Now that we have that out of the way. I can honestly say that I learned a great deal about Gene Therapy and the ways that it is currently being used as well as the potential uses for the future. Well written and researched as well as being an easy read, even if it was a little slower pace than what I am used to being a predominately science f ...more