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Researchers Say Gene Therapy Increased Cancer Risk

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Researchers Say Gene Therapy Increased Cancer Risk

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Researchers Say Gene Therapy Increased Cancer Risk

Researchers Say Gene Therapy Increased Cancer Risk

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New research shows that an effort to cure X-SCID (also known as the "bubble boy disease") using gene therapy may have had an unintended consequence — causing cancer in people who tested the therapy.

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Inder Verma, American Cancer Society professor of molecular biology; professor, Laboratory of Genetics, Salk Institute for Biological Studies