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Ocular Gene Transfer in the Spotlight: Implications of Newspaper Content for Clinical CommunicationsDownload
Background Ocular gene transfer clinical trials are raising hopes for blindness treatments and attracting media attention. News media provide an accessible health information source for patients and the public, but are often criticized for overemphasizing benefits and underplaying risks of novel...
Ocular gene transfer communications: Developing ethical frameworks for phase I choroideremia clinical trialsDownload
I investigate how to ethically communicate about a phase I gene transfer trial for choroideremia, a blinding retinopathy, in light of this novel biotechnology’s portrayal as a potential ‘cure’. I analyzed gene transfer communications in three contexts: (1) interviews with clinicians (n=15),...