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Promising Gene Therapies Pose Million-Dollar Conundrum


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Sickle cell anemia

People with sickle cell anaemia are among those targeted by a slew of new gene therapies.

Credit: Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/MCT/Getty

Drugs that act by modifying a patient’s genes are close to approval in the United States, and one is already available in Europe. The developments mark a triumph for the field of gene therapy, once considered controversial.

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