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October 1998

Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders and Brain Tumors

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edited by E. Antonio Chiocca, Xandra O. Breakefield, 550 pp, $135, Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 1997.


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Neurol. 1998;55(10):1375. doi:

In contemporary medicine, the latency between basic scientific advancements and clinical application is disconcertingly brief. The rapid emergence of gene therapy for neurologic disorders is a remarkable example of such progress. This book edited by Chiocca and Breakefield provides a sophisticated authoritative overview of this exciting new area. The 550-page hardbound book is divided into 3 parts covering vectors and promoters, applications of gene therapy to neuro-oncology, and gene therapy in nonneoplastic disorders.

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