Second Generation Cell and Gene Based Therapies

Second Generation Cell and Gene Based Therapies
Author: Alain Vertes,Nathan J. Dowden,Devyn Smith,Nasib Qureshi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2020-02-07
ISBN 10: 0128120339
ISBN 13: 9780128120330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Generation Cell and Gene Based Therapies Book Review:

Second Generation Cell and Gene-Based Therapies: Biological Advances, Clinical Outcomes, and Strategies for Capitalisation serves as the only volume to the market to bridge basic science, clinical therapy, technology development, and business in the field of cellular therapy/cytotherapy. After more than two decades of painstaking fundamental research, the concept of therapeutic cells (stem cells, genes, etc.), beyond the concept of vaccines, is reaching clinical trial, with mounting confidence in the safety and efficacy of these products. Nonetheless, numerous incremental technical advances remain to be achieved. Thus, this volume highlights the possible R&D paths, which will ultimately facilitate clinical delivery of cutting edge curative products. The next waves of innovation are reviewed in depth for hematopoietic stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, tissue engineering, CAR-T cells, and cells of the immune system, as well as for enabling technologies such as gene and genome editing. Additionally, deep dives in product fundamentals, history of science, pathobiology of diseases, scientific and technological bases, and financing and technology adoption constraints are taken to unravel what will shape the cytotherapy industry to the horizon 2025 and beyond. The outcome is not simply a scientific book, but a global perspective on the nascent field combining science, business, and strategic fundamentals. Helps readers learn about the most current trends in cell-based therapy, their overall effectiveness from a clinical prospective, and how the industry is moving therapies forward for capitalization "Perspectives" section at the end of each chapter summarizes key learnings, hypotheses, and objectives highlighted and combines scientific and business insights Edited and authored by scientists representing both basic and clinical research and industry, presenting a complete story of the current state and future promise of cellular therapies

Gene and Cell Therapy

Gene and Cell Therapy
Author: Nancy Smyth Templeton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2008-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780849387999
ISBN 13: 084938799X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene and Cell Therapy Book Review:

Since the publication of the second edition of this book in 2004, gene therapy and cell therapy clinical trials have yielded some remarkable successes and some disappointing failures. Now in its third edition, Gene and Cell Therapy: Therapeutic Mechanisms and Strategies assembles many of the new technical advances in gene delivery, clinical applications, and new approaches to the regulation and modification of gene expression. New Topics Covered in this Edition: Gene and Cell Therapies for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases Clinical Trials Human Embryonic Stem Cells Tissue Engineering Combined with Cell Therapies Novel Polymers Relevant Nanotechnologies SiRNA Therapeutic Strategies Dendrimer Technologies Comprised of contributions from international experts, this book begins with a discussion of delivery systems and therapeutic strategies, exploring retroviral vectors and adenovirus vectors, as well as other therapeutic strategies. The middle section focuses on gene expression and detection, followed by an examination of various therapeutic strategies for individual diseases, including hematopoietic disorders, cardiovascular conditions, cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, neurological disorders, and childhood-onset blindness. The final section discusses recent clinical trials and regulatory issues surrounding the new technology. This compendium is assembled by noted molecular biologist and biochemist Nancy Smyth Templeton. Baylor College of Medicine and several other institutions have used Dr. Templeton’s non-viral therapeutics in clinical trials for the treatment of lung, breast, head and neck, and pancreatic cancers, as well as Hepatitis B and C. She continues to work at the forefront of research in gene and cell therapies. Her contributions, as well as those contained in this volume, are sure to advance the state of the art of these revolutionary life-saving technologies.

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease
Author: Emerson C. Perin,Leslie W. Miller,Doris Taylor,James T. Willerson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2015-08-21
ISBN 10: 0128018631
ISBN 13: 9780128018637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease Book Review:

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease is a state-of-the-art reference that combines, in one place, the breadth and depth of information available on the topic. As stem cell and gene therapies are the most cutting-edge therapies currently available for patients with heart failure, each section of the book provides information on medical trials from contributors and specialists from around the world, including not only what has been completed, but also what is planned for future research and trials. Cardiology researchers, basic science clinicians, fellows, residents, students, and industry professionals will find this book an invaluable resource for further study on the topic. Provides information on stem and gene therapy medical trials from contributors and specialists around the world, including not only what has been completed, but also what is planned for future research and trials Presents topics that can be applied to allogeneic cells, mesenchymal cells, gene therapy, cardiomyoctyes, iPS cells, MAPC's, and organogenesis Covers the three areas with the greatest clinical trials to date: chronic limb ischemia, chronic angina, and acute MI Covers the prevailing opinions on how to harness the body’s natural repair mechanisms Ideal resource for cardiology researchers, basic science clinicians, fellows, residents, students, and industry professionals

Exploring Novel Clinical Trial Designs for Gene Based Therapies

Exploring Novel Clinical Trial Designs for Gene Based Therapies
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Regenerative Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN 10: 0309672988
ISBN 13: 9780309672986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Novel Clinical Trial Designs for Gene Based Therapies Book Review:

Recognizing the potential design complexities and ethical issues associated with clinical trials for gene therapies, the Forum on Regenerative Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a 1-day workshop in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2019. Speakers at the workshop discussed patient recruitment and selection for gene-based clinical trials, explored how the safety of new therapies is assessed, reviewed the challenges involving dose escalation, and spoke about ethical issues such as informed consent and the role of clinicians in recommending trials as options to their patients. The workshop also included discussions of topics related to gene therapies in the context of other available and potentially curative treatments, such as bone marrow transplantation for hemoglobinopathies. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the workshop.

Cell Therapy

Cell Therapy
Author: Adrian Gee
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN 10: 9780387895840
ISBN 13: 0387895841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell Therapy Book Review:

Cell Therapy: cGMP Facilities and Manufacturing is the source for a complete discussion of facility design and operation with practical approaches to a variety of day-to-day activities, such as staff training and competency, cleaning procedures, and environmental monitoring. This in-depth book also includes detailed reviews of quality, the framework of regulations, and professional standards. It meets a previously unmet need for a thorough facility-focused resource, Cell Therapy: cGMP Facilities and Manufacturing will be an important addition to the cell therapy professional’s library. Additional topics in Cell Therapy: cGMP Facilities and Manufacturing...Standard operating procedures - Supply management - Facility equipment - Product manufacturing, review, release and administration - Facility master file.

Gene Therapy of Cancer

Gene Therapy of Cancer
Author: Stanton L. Gerson,Edmund C. Lattime
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2002-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780080491363
ISBN 13: 0080491367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy of Cancer Book Review:

The Second Edition of Gene Therapy of Cancer provides crucial updates on the basic science and ongoing research in this field, examining the state of the art technology in gene therapy and its therapeutic applications to the treatment of cancer. The clinical chapters are improved to include new areas of research and more successful trials. Chapters emphasize the scientific basis of gene therapy using immune, oncogene, antisense, pro-drug activating, and drug resistance gene targets, while other chapters discuss therapeutic approaches and clinical applications. This book is a valuable reference for anyone needing to stay abreast of the latest advances in gene therapy treatment for cancer. Key Features * Provides in-depth description of targeted systems and treatment strategies * Explains the underlying cancer biology necessary for understanding a given therapeutic approach * Extensively covers immune therapeutics of vaccines, cytokines, and peptide-induced responses * Presents translational focus with emphasis on requirements for clinical implementation * Incorporates detailed illustrations of vectors and therapeutic approaches ideal for classroom presentations and general reference

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy
Author: David T. Curiel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 868
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 0128005106
ISBN 13: 9780128005101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy Book Review:

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy, Second Edition provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of the gene delivery vehicles that are based on the adenovirus that is emerging as an important tool in gene therapy. These exciting new therapeutic agents have great potential for the treatment of disease, making gene therapy a fast-growing field for research. This book presents topics ranging from the basic biology of adenoviruses, through the construction and purification of adenoviral vectors, cutting-edge vectorology, and the use of adenoviral vectors in preclinical animal models, with final consideration of the regulatory issues surrounding human clinical gene therapy trials. This broad scope of information provides a solid overview of the field, allowing the reader to gain a complete understanding of the development and use of adenoviral vectors. Provides complete coverage of the basic biology of adenoviruses, as well as their construction, propagation, and purification of adenoviral vectors Introduces common strategies for the development of adenoviral vectors, along with cutting-edge methods for their improvement Demonstrates noninvasive imaging of adenovirus-mediated gene transfer Discusses utility of adenoviral vectors in animal disease models Considers Federal Drug Administration regulations for human clinical trials

Cell and Gene Therapies

Cell and Gene Therapies
Author: Miguel-Angel Perales,Syed A. Abutalib,Catherine Bollard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 3319543687
ISBN 13: 9783319543680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell and Gene Therapies Book Review:

In this book, experts in the field express their well-reasoned opinions on a range of complex, clinically relevant issues across the full spectrum of cell and gene therapies with the aim of providing trainee and practicing hematologists, including hematopoietic transplant physicians, with information that is relevant to clinical practice and ongoing research. Each chapter focuses on a particular topic, and the concise text is supported by numerous working tables, algorithms, and figures. Whenever appropriate, guidance is provided regarding the availability of potentially high-impact clinical trials. The rapid evolution of cell and gene therapies is giving rise to numerous controversies that need to be carefully addressed. In meeting this challenge, this book will appeal to all residents, fellows, and faculty members responsible for the care of hematopoietic cell transplant patients. It will also offer a robust, engaging tool to aid vital activities in the daily work of every hematology and oncology trainee.

Human Genome Editing

Human Genome Editing
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,National Academy of Medicine,National Academy of Sciences,Committee on Human Gene Editing: Scientific, Medical, and Ethical Considerations
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-08-13
ISBN 10: 0309452880
ISBN 13: 9780309452885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Genome Editing Book Review:

Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making precise alterations to an organism's genetic material. Recent scientific advances have made genome editing more efficient, precise, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an explosion of interest from around the globe in the possible ways in which genome editing can improve human health. The speed at which these technologies are being developed and applied has led many policymakers and stakeholders to express concern about whether appropriate systems are in place to govern these technologies and how and when the public should be engaged in these decisions. Human Genome Editing considers important questions about the human application of genome editing including: balancing potential benefits with unintended risks, governing the use of genome editing, incorporating societal values into clinical applications and policy decisions, and respecting the inevitable differences across nations and cultures that will shape how and whether to use these new technologies. This report proposes criteria for heritable germline editing, provides conclusions on the crucial need for public education and engagement, and presents 7 general principles for the governance of human genome editing.

A Guide to Human Gene Therapy

A Guide to Human Gene Therapy
Author: Roland W. Herzog,Sergei Zolotukhin
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9814280917
ISBN 13: 9789814280914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Human Gene Therapy Book Review:

Ever since the birth of molecular biology, the tantalizing possibility of treating disease at its genetic roots has become increasingly feasible. Gene therapy - though still in its infancy - remains one of the hottest areas of research in medicine. Its approach utilizes a gene transfer vehicle ( vector) to deliver therapeutic DNA or RNA to cells of the body in order to rectify the defect that is causing the disease. Successful therapies have been reported in humans in recent years such as cures in boys with severe immune deficiencies. Moreover, gene therapy strategies are being adapted in numerous biomedical laboratories to obtain novel treatments for a variety of diseases and to study basic biological aspects of disease. Correction of disease in animal studies, is steadily gaining ground, highlighting the immense potential of gene therapy in the medical profession. This book will cover topics that are at the forefront of biomedical research such as RNA interference, viral and non-viral gene transfer systems, treatment of hematological diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.Leading experts on the respective vector or disease will contribute the individual chapters and explain cutting-edge technologies. It also gives a broad overview of the most important gene transfer vectors and most extensively studied target diseases. This comprehensive guide is therefore a must-read for anyone in the biotechnology, biomedical or medical industries seeking to further their knowledge in the area of human gene therapy.

Modern Tools for Genetic Engineering

Modern Tools for Genetic Engineering
Author: Michael Kormann
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-05-18
ISBN 10: 9535123920
ISBN 13: 9789535123927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Tools for Genetic Engineering Book Review:

Site-specific endonucleases create double-strand breaks within the genome and can be targeted to literally any genetic mutation. Together with a repair template, a correction of the defective locus becomes possible. This book offers insight into the modern tools of genome editing, their hurdles and their huge potential. A new era of in vivo genetic engineering has begun.

Advancing Gene Targeted Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders

Advancing Gene Targeted Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN 10: 0309495849
ISBN 13: 9780309495844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Gene Targeted Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders Book Review:

On April 23 and 24, 2019 the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders convened a workshop titled "Advancing Gene-Targeted Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders" in Washington, DC. This public workshop brought together experts and key stakeholders from academia, government, industry, philanthropic foundations, and disease/patient-focused nonprofit organizations to explore approaches for advancing the development of gene-targeted therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, and implications of developing these therapies. Participants explored lessons learned from both successful and unsuccessful clinical development programs; new knowledge about the genetic underpinnings of brain disorders; the current status and future potential of gene-targeted therapies for CNS disorders; challenges and potential solutions for translating preclinical findings to approved therapies; and patient and caregiver perspectives. They also discussed what will be needed to develop these therapies for common disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, as well as neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia and autism. The workshop included approaches that target both DNA and RNA, as well as gene products using viral vectors, antisense oligonucleotides, and RNA interference. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy
Author: Doaa Hashad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN 10: 9535122215
ISBN 13: 9789535122210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy Book Review:

Gene therapy is becoming a promising technology for the management of many human diseases. Hereditary and acquired disorders can both be tackled using the technique of gene therapy. This book provides detailed, up-to-date topics addressing basic principles of gene therapy and discussing some of the challenges encountered by scientists in developing this relatively novel technology. The development of new and efficient gene transfer vectors is of utmost importance in the progress of the field of gene therapy. Both viral and non-viral vectors are extensively discussed. A detailed chapter elaborates the problem of host immune rejection of transplanted donor cells or engineered tissue that can be avoided using the encapsulation of transgenic cells, thus avoiding the use of drugs that achieve immunosuppression.

Regulatory Aspects of Gene Therapy and Cell Therapy Products

Regulatory Aspects of Gene Therapy and Cell Therapy Products
Author: Maria Cristina Galli,Mercedes Serabian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 3319186183
ISBN 13: 9783319186184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulatory Aspects of Gene Therapy and Cell Therapy Products Book Review:

This book discusses the different regulatory pathways for gene therapy (GT) and cell therapy (CT) medicinal products implemented by national and international bodies throughout the world (e.g. North and South America, Europe, and Asia). Each chapter, authored by experts from various regulatory bodies throughout the international community, walks the reader through the applications of nonclinical research to translational clinical research to licensure for these innovative products. More specifically, each chapter offers insights into fundamental considerations that are essential for developers of CT and GT products, in the areas of product manufacturing, pharmacology and toxicology, and clinical trial design, as well as pertinent "must-know" guidelines and regulations. Regulatory Aspects of Gene Therapy and Cell Therapy Products: A Global Perspective is part of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy sub-series of the highly successful Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology series. It is essential reading for graduate students, clinicians, and researchers interested in gene and cell therapy and the regulation of pharmaceuticals.

Advanced Textbook On Gene Transfer Gene Therapy And Genetic Pharmacology Principles Delivery And Pharmacological And Biomedical Applications Of Nucleotide based Therapies Second Edition

Advanced Textbook On Gene Transfer  Gene Therapy And Genetic Pharmacology  Principles  Delivery And Pharmacological And Biomedical Applications Of Nucleotide based Therapies  Second Edition
Author: Daniel Scherman
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1786346893
ISBN 13: 9781786346896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Textbook On Gene Transfer Gene Therapy And Genetic Pharmacology Principles Delivery And Pharmacological And Biomedical Applications Of Nucleotide based Therapies Second Edition Book Review:

This unique advanced textbook provides a clear and comprehensive overview of gene delivery, gene therapy and genetic pharmacology, with descriptions of the main gene transfer vectors and a set of selected therapeutic applications, along with safety considerations. The second edition features new groundbreaking material on genome editing using the recently discovered CRISPR/Cas9 system and on cancer immunotherapy by CAR-T cells. It also presents the historical milestone of gene therapy application in the field of severe combined immunodeficiency, and other fields of gene therapy and molecular medicine.The use of gene transfer is exponentially growing in the scientific and medical communities for day-to-day cell biology experiments and swift development of gene therapy, which is already revolutionizing medicine. In this advanced textbook, more than 30 leading scientists come together to explore these topics.This educational introduction provides the background material needed to further explore the subject as well as relevant research literature. It is an invaluable resource to Master, PhD or MD students, post-doctoral scientists or medical doctors, as well as any scientist wishing to deliver a gene or synthetic nucleotide or develop a gene therapy strategy. The second edition's simple and synthetic content will be of value to any reader interested in the biological and medical revolution derived from the elucidation of the human genome.

Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy

Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy
Author: Curtis A. Machida
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1592593046
ISBN 13: 9781592593040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy Book Review:

Comprehensive and highly practical, Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy provides researchers with the basic tools needed to design targeted gene delivery vectors, and clinicians with an understanding of how to apply viral vectors to the treatment of genetic disorders. Offering detailed step-by-step instructions to ensure successful results, these experts detail the use of herpes viruses, adenoviruses, adeno-associated viruses, simple and complex retroviruses, including lentiviruses, and other virus systems for vector development and gene transfer. Additional chapters demonstrate the use of virus vectors in the brain and central nervous system.

Gaucher Disease

Gaucher Disease
Author: Anthony H. Futerman,Ari Zimran
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2006-07-07
ISBN 10: 1420005502
ISBN 13: 9781420005509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaucher Disease Book Review:

In September of 2007 Gaucher Disease received a commendation in the Haematology category of the 2007 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition! Although rare in the general population, Gaucher disease is the most prevalent of the lysosomal storage disorders, making research into this particular orphan disorder an invaluable prototype for the diagnosis, research, and treatment of others. Like many rare conditions, Gaucher disease has benefited from the explosion of medical research in the last decade, the amount of new information on this disease is staggering and the rate of new discoveries has left previous books on the subject unable to provide useful, up-to-date information. The most current, fully comprehensive reference to date, Gaucher Disease provides valuable information for academic and industry scientists, and clinicians. Outlining the latest research on the biochemical mechanisms and pathology of lysosomal storage disorders, this book covers diverse topics including animal models, crystallography, imaging and radionuclide evaluation. It not only addresses the developmental basis for current treatments like the now widely available enzyme replacement therapy, but also includes chapters introducing new therapies on the horizon. With contributions from world-renowned experts in substrate reduction therapy, pharmaceutical chaperone therapy, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and gene therapy, as well as chapters on a second generation of enzyme replacement therapy, this book explores the full spectrum of possibilities offered by the most recent advances in medicine. Some of the most interesting aspects of the book include the discussions on patient management, those touching on the ethics of research, and the societal aspects of treating rare diseases with expensive therapy.

The Gene

The Gene
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1476733538
ISBN 13: 9781476733531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gene Book Review:

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). "Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself." –Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. “Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. “A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “The Gene is a book we all should read” (USA TODAY).

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780192860927
ISBN 13: 0192860925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Review:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Pluripotent Stem Cells

Pluripotent Stem Cells
Author: Deepa Bhartiya,Nibedita Lenka
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN 10: 9535111922
ISBN 13: 9789535111924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pluripotent Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem cells have generated a lot of excitement among the researchers, clinicians and the public alike. Various types of stem cells are being evaluated for their regenerative potential. Marginal benefit resulting by transplanting autologus stem cells (deemed to be absolutely safe) in various clinical conditions has been proposed to be a growth factor effect rather than true regeneration. In contrast, various pre-clinical studies have been undertaken, using differentiated cells from embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells have shown promise, functional improvement and no signs of teratoma formation. The scientists are not in a rush to reach the clinic but a handful of clinical studies have shown promise. This book is a collection of studies/reviews, beginning with an introduction to the pluripotent stem cells and covering various aspects like derivation, differentiation, ethics, etc., and hence would provide insight into the recent standing on the pluripotent stem cells biology. The chapters have been categorized into three sections, covering subjects ranging from the generation of pluripotent stem cells and various means of their derivation from embryonic as well as adult tissues, the mechanistic understanding of pluripotency and narrating the potential therapeutic implications of these in vitro generated cells in various diseases, in addition to the associated pros and cons in the same.