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Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 17 new trials approved by the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee were in 2007-08. (241349)

The Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC) approved 17 new trials over its last annual reporting period of January to December 2007. Four of these trials were in cancer research, nine were addressing infectious diseases, two were potential treatments for cardiovascular diseases and two were studies of inherited disorders. Further details on these trials are in the “Fourteenth Annual Report” of GTAC, which has been placed in the Library. Details of trials approved by GTAC in 2008 will be included in its next annual report, due for publication in 2009.