Medicine » Medical Genetics

Viral Gene Therapy

Edited by Ke Xu, ISBN 978-953-307-539-6, 450 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 20, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1011

The development of technologies that allow targeting of specific cells has progressed substantially in recent years for several types of vectors, particularly viral vectors, which have been used in 70% of gene therapy clinical trials. Particular viruses have been selected as gene delivery vehicles because of their capacities to carry foreign genes and their ability to efficiently deliver these genes associated with efficient gene expression. This book is designed to present the most recent advances in viral gene therapy