Case Study Research Titles

CASE TITLE: Gelsinger Case

DESCRIPTION of the case by student: Jesse Gelsinger, 18 died during a gene therapy experiment in September of 1999. Gene therapy is a way that scientists can possibly prevent a disease by changing the expressions of a person's genes. This experiment however is still in the beginning stages and involves many ethical issues, and harmful complications that could arise, which in this case is death. The family sued this research team based on lapses in the original experiment. The issue of informed consent also comes into question, because the family was not properly informed of the risks that may happen, which in this case did happen.

url's for the Articles Describing case:

This article is talking about the lawsuit-"http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A30464-

2000Sep18"

This article talks about the harm in gene therapy experimenting as it pertained to this case

"http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A26062-2000Jul12&notFound=true"

This article voices the fathers opinion on gene therapy followed by other research on gene therapy

"http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A1358-2000Feb2&notFound=true"

This article talks about Jesse's disease

"http://www.gene.ch/gentech/1999/Dec/msg00005.html"

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url's for Articles with Ethical Position: Philosophers, Theologians, Lawyers, Medical Doctors

LeRoy Walters, Georgetown University, talks about the ethical controversies on gene therapy

"http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/publicat/hgn/v10n1/16walter.html"

This article talks about the legal side of gene therapy

"http://www.georgetown.edu/research/nrcbl/scopenotes/sn24.htm"

This article talks about the medical position of gene therapy

"http://www.faseb.org/genetics/ashg/policy/pol-40.htm"

This article offers different scenarios about gene therapy and the ethical ideas on each

"http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/bb00010e.html"

This is just an extra article that talks about gene therapy and includes some rather interesting articles that I didn't use

"http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/medicine/genetherapy.html"

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Here is another Sample Case Study

MODEL CASE STUDY -Carlos Serrano

Name:  Carlos Serrano

Case Title: Navy Sailor Used in Mustard Gas Chamber Experiment

Description: This case is about a 17 year old Navy sailor who was recruited to experiment new Navy summer clothing in exchange for 3 day passes however was forced to engage in gas chamber experiments. One experiment had him gagging and choking and when he asked to be let out, he was ignored. He passed out and doesn't remember what happened after that. He did live to tell the story many many years later though.

Describing case:

http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/jphuck/BOOK3Ch13.html

http://www.trufax.org/trans/roc10.html

http://www.bullatomsci.org/issues/1993/m93/m93Freeman.html

http://www.sonic.net/~west/103-97.htm

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/senate.htm

Ethical Positions:

http://artnscience.us/Med_Ethics/index.html The title of this content is still
"A Brief History of Military Contributions to Ethical Standards for Research
Involving Human Subjects"

http://www.ramazziniusa.org/oct00/informedconcent.htm

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Judaism/naziexp.html

http://www.ippnw.org/MGS/V2N2Lucas.html

http://www.nytimes.com/books/99/12/12/reviews/991212.12sherryt.html

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