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Overview

Introduction
Progress and Controversy
by Ricki Rusting

Section 1: Gene Therapy for the 21st Century

1.1   Gene Therapy’s Second Act
        by Ricki Lewis
1.2   The RNA Revolution
        by Christine Gorman and Dina Fine Maron
1.3   An On/Off Switch for Genes
        by Jim Kozubek

Section 2: Fighting Cancer and Other Diseases

2.1   Cancer Killers
        by Avery D. Posey, Jr., Carl H. June and Bruce L. Levine
2.2   Virus Therapy for Cancer
        by Douglas J. Mahoney, David F. Stojdl and Gordon Laird
2.3   Heart Therapy
        by Gabor Rubanyi
2.4   Modified Viruses Deliver Death to Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
        by Sara Reardon
2.5   New Drugs for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Head for Clinical Trials
        by Leonard Petrucelli and Aaron D. Gitler
2.6   Surprising Fix for Sickle Cell
        by Karen Weintraub
2.7   Chinese Scientists Fix Genetic Disorder in Cloned Human Embryos
        by David Cyranoski
2.8   Genie in a Vector
        by Julie Gould

Section 3: Engineered Cells and Organs

3.1   Transformers
        by Michael Waldholz
3.2   The Regenerating Brain
        by Lydia Denworth
3.3   Lab-Built Brains
        by Juergen A. Knoblich
3.4   Human Organs from Animal Bodies
        by Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte
3.5   Where Is Cloning Now?
        by Karen Weintraub
3.6   First Primate Clones Produced Using the Dolly Method
        by Dina Fine Maron

Section 4: GMOs Today

4.1   Are Engineered Foods Evil?
        by David H. Freedman
4.2   Building Tastier Fruits and Veggies
        by Ferris Jabr
4.3   Editing the Mushroom
        by Stephen S. Hall
4.4   When the Pesticides Run out
        by Brooke Borel
4.5   First Genetically Engineered Salmon Sold in Canada
        by Emily Waltz
4.6   Genetically Modified Apple Reaches US Stores, But Will Consumers Bite?
        by Amy Maxmen

Section 5: Saving Species

5.1   The American Chestnut’s Genetic Rebirth
        by William Powell
5.2   Resurrection
        by David Biello
5.3   Could Genetic Engineering Save the Galapagos?
        by Stephen S. Hall

Section 6: Controversies

6.1   The Red Line
        by Stephen S. Hall
6.2   Why Embryos Should Not Be Off-Limits
        by The Editors
6.3   US Defense Agencies Tackle Gene Drives
        by Ewen Callaway