Gene Technology: Stem Cell and Leukemia Research by Nicholas Hole, Roland Leung, Lobat Doostdar, Ursula Menzel,

By Nicholas Hole, Roland Leung, Lobat Doostdar, Ursula Menzel, Kay Samuel, Janice Murray (auth.), Axel R. Zander, Wolfram Ostertag, Boris V. Afanasiev, Frank Grosveld (eds.)

The eleven th assembly in "Modern traits in Human Leukemia" came about from June 19 to 21, 1994 in Wilsede in the course of the Liineburger Heide, South of Hamburg. Interwoven with the Leukemia application was once the Nato-sponsored Symposium of the ASI-Series "Gene expertise in research of Malignant and Inherited Human ailments on the topic of improvement" . The Wilsede assembly was once persisted on a boat of the Neva top via lake Ladoga and lake Onega. the themes of either conferences incorporated dialogue on contemporary development isolation and improvement of hematopoietic stem cells, genes an important for improvement and illnesses, equipment of gene move, program of gene move; oncogenes and anti-oncogenes as objectives for gene remedy; receptors and their ligands in basic improvement and ailments, immunology and immunotherapy, radiation biology, medical leukemias and bone marrow transplantation. The Nato workshop focused not just on research of phone platforms invaluable for somatic gene treatment, but in addition on real issues without delay with regards to correction of human illnesses. The latter facets emphasised issues on the topic of biotechnology, the 1st half used to be via nature extra basic. We additionally incorporated a couple of contributions that mentioned views for the way forward for gene treatment and attainable relationships to evolution.

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