Gene Therapy of the Central Nervous System: From Bench to Bedside
- Michael Kaplitt, New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College and Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, U.S.A.
- Matthew During
Few areas of biomedical research provide greater opportunities for radically new therapies for devastating diseases that have evaded treatment so far than gene therapy. This is particularly true for the brain and nervous system, where gene transfer has become a key technology for basic research and has recently been translated to human therapy in several landmark clinical trials. Gene Therapy of the Central Nervous System: From Bench to Bedside represents the first definitive volume on this subject. Edited by two pioneers of neurological gene therapy, this volume contains contributions by leaders who helped create this field and are expanding the promise of gene therapy for the future of basic and clinical neuroscience. Drawing upon this extensive collective experience, this book provides clear and informative reviews on a variety of subjects of interest to anyone exploring or using gene therapy for neurobiological applications in research and clinical praxis.
Neuroscientists, geneticists, molecular biologists, pharmaceutical companies