Gene Therapy

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Amazing medical breakthroughs are made every day. In the past decades, medical researchers have cured diseases that were once deadly and devised new methods to heal that were once unimaginable. This title follows the development of gene therapy, including the discovery of DNA, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how gene therapy works and why future applications of the technology will be controversial. Sidebars, full-color photos, a glossary, and well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, enhance this engaging title.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF051190, JNF051110, JNF051030
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Health, Science & Technology
Copyright 2014
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2013-08-01
ISBN 9781617839023, 9781624013737
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 615.8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 8.5
Lexile 1130
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
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Medical Marvels - Library Media Connection

This fascinating series addresses contemporary medical dilemmas of ethics, clinical trials, profit, and the future of “better lives through chemistry.” . . . excel at tracing the history of the scientific developments, including timelines with great graphics, and explaining controversies. Clear descriptions are given. . . [and] colorful sidebars, bold headings, and charts to give the material eye-appeal. The authors have the gift of making extremely complicated material palatable to both teens and adults. Recommended.

Medical Marvels - Horn Book Guide

The rapidly advancing medical research we benefit from its often grounded in accidental findings, trial and error, and the ever-evolving understanding of the human body. In each hefty volume, eight chapters cover the history, science, methods, and people responsible for medical discoveries. Diagrams, charts, photos, micrographs, X-rays, and scans help clarify complex concepts.