Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 27th, 2000
The proposal, formally presented to the committee on March 10, 2000, by a Washington activist group, called for a halt to gene therapy experiments except as a "last resort for life threatening illness." The motion by the Foundation of Economic Trends cited the death last fall of a Tucson, Arizona, teenager, along with hundreds of reported adverse reactions among patients enrolled in gene therapy as reasons to "impose an immediate moratorium" on gene therapy experiments.
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