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World's first Gene Therapy operation for Parkinson's disease
NYP2003082002 - NEW YORK, AUG. 20 (UPI) 55 year old Nathan Klein meets the media on Aug. 20, 2003 forty eight hours after becoming the world's first patient to have a gene therapy operation for Parkinson's disease at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.The surgical team was lead by Dr. Kaplitt. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Weill Cornell Medical College, formally named the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and abbreviated to Weill Cornell, is the biomedical research unit and medical school of Cornell University.

The medical college is currently located at 1300 York Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, along with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. It was partially endowed by Sanford Weill.

One of the most selective medical schools in the United States (based on average MCAT, GPA, and acceptance rate in a 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report), Cornell enrolls approximately 100 students per class. In 2008, 5,853 people applied and 753 were interviewed for 101 spots. The average undergraduate GPA and average MCAT score for successful applicants are 3.8 and 35Q, respectively.

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