Gene Therapy by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Gene Therapy

Grade 8+
Released in 2013
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Amazing medical breakthroughs are made every day. In the past decades, medical researchers have cured diseases that were once deadly and devised new methods to heal that were once unimaginable. This title follows the development of gene therapy, including the discovery of DNA, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how gene therapy works and why future applications of the technology will be controversial. Sidebars, full-color photos, a glossary, and well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, enhance this engaging title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.


  This book fills an unmet need for information on the topic appropriate for serious young readers... Readers will find this book to be clear and up-to-date. Many ethical issues are discussed, making this an ideal book for the classroom as well as a library... an excellent springboard for a research papers, and many additional resources are listed at the back of the book.  
— RevaBeth Russell, Children's Literature
  The book gives a bias-free view on both the triumphs as well as the failures of this process and leaves it up to the reader to make their own opinion... It is logical, sequential and easy to understand. It is clear that the author understands this topic and has therefore been able to write in manner that makes sense... In my experience, teaching students about the basics of genetics and then its applications in biotechnology has always been a challenge. The author however seems to do in it in an effortless way... I can see myself reading the case studies to my students to pique their interest.  
— nmathur, LibraryThing