On 6 Oct 1997, Ed Rybicki wrote:
> > From: kipk at vision.eei.upmc.edu (the kipster)
> > Subject: Re: Let's stimulate some traffic in this group - example
>> > I have a good question;;; with all the good interntional design of
> > using herpesvirusesas gene therapy vectors, who in their right mind
> > (we are talking the ununformed public here) would volunteer for trials
> > should herpesviruses ever get to the point for gene therapy in vivo?
>> If people went into it not knowing that the vectors were crippled, in
> that they cannot cause the symptoms of herpesvirus infection, then
> they would be crazy (or masochistic). Obviously the workers
> intending to use such vectors should make very sure (a) that the
> viruses ARE crippled / non-virulent, (b) that the public has been
> WELL informed beforehand.
I saw on the news that some scientist will do exactly this in two years
time with HIV. *Gulp* Good luck.