Therapy, human gene
- ADA) deficiency). In late October of 1999 the U.S. moved to require the disclosure of the results of gene therapy. The move by the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee came 6 weeks after the death of an 18-year-old Arizona man who was apparently the first person to die as a result of gene therapy. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania were prompt to report the death and talked of it publicly. Although there was no evidence that any other patients had died as a result of receiving gene therapy, the committee (which reports to the director of the National Institutes of Health) was concerned that some scientists and companies had not always been so forthcoming with information about side effects experienced by gene therapy patients.
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