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Looking back, years after Penn gene-therapy death

Source: philly.com Posted By: Billy 4188 days ago

After almost a decade of reflection, University of Pennsylvania researcher James M. Wilson says problems with the gene-therapy experiment that killed an Arizona teenager were "absolutely unacceptable" and ultimately "my responsibility."

"I have tried to admit where I did wrong, where I fell short," Wilson, 53, said this week in his first media interview about Jesse Gelsinger's death in September 1999. "I have tremendous regrets about what happened. I feel absolutely awful about what it has done....

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