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Out of prison, the 'father of gene therapy' faces a harsh reality: a tarnished legacy and an ankle monitor

By Stat News  
   August 10, 2018

Norco, Calif. — Dr. W. French Anderson is settling into a leather chair in the family room of his ranch-style stucco home in southern California this June evening, marked-up issues of scientific journals tumbling off piles on the floor beside him. Slowly, he lifts his right leg onto the matching ottoman. He has an hour to kill. That’s how long he must charge his ankle monitor, which tells his parole officer where he is at all times.

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