January 20, 2012 7:26 PM EST
I found your site while doing some online research of gene therapy for a young-adult novel I'm writing. After seeing the recent Planet of the Apes movie, I had to wonder just how much the science matters. But even if I don't go into a lot of detail in my book, I'd like to get it right. Just ordered THE FOREVER FIX and wish it were already out. In the meantime, I'll be checking out your blog!
January 20, 2012 7:38 PM EST
Hi, Jeanne. I loved the recent Planet of the Apes movie, and blogged about it awhile ago. I'd be happy to look over your book. What a great topic for young adults! I wish I had a copy of Forever Fix to send you right now but all I have is one coffee-stained galley. I think you'll find the views of the family members helpful, especially the sibling dynamics when one child gets all the attention. I can't wait to read your book too!
January 22, 2012 11:37 AM EST
How gracious of you to offer to look over my book. Thank you! This one's still in the draft stages, but I'd love input when the time comes. One question I'm trying to answer now if you don't mind is whether it's still plausible for new gene therapies to be delivered via a virus vector instead of the newer (safer?) artificial chromosomes. I want to use a virus vector in my book because I think it has the ability to create scarier unintended consquences, but only if it makes sense in light of current science.Loving your blog and learning so much!