Gene Therapy Pioneer William French Anderson To Be Freed From Prison This Spring
By Laura Coleman
Not for the first time, the criminal justice system appears to have erred in pursuit of a conviction. In light of this particular situation’s unchecked possible crime – Chinese espionage – the mismanagement of evidence in the case of Dr. William French Anderson, the 81-year-old “Father of Gene Therapy,” could one day be considered a national tragedy.
In less than two months Anderson will be released from prison after spending almost 12 years incarcerated for a crime he has always insisted he never committed. Once free, he is poised to continue his quest to be exonerated by pleading his case to the highest court in the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court.
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