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A bioethicist’s take on child cancer treatment that uses gene therapy – The Tidings

A genetic modification therapy designed for treating pediatric leukemia has drawn both praise and caution from a Catholic bioethicist, after recently being approved by the Food and Drug Administration. While a promising use of gene modification technology, the treatment still has potentially deadly side effects – which could make the risks outweigh the benefits, says Fr Continue reading

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Pioneering cancer gene therapy gets green light and $475,000 … – Salon

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News The countrys first approved gene therapy approved Wednesday to fight leukemia that resists standard therapies will cost $475,000 for a one-time treatment, its manufacturer announced. Switzerland-based Novartis, which makes the innovative therapy, announced that the drug will cost nothing if patients fail to benefit in the first month. TheFood and Drug Administrationapproved the therapy, called Kymriah, in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia whose disease has come back in spite of previous treatments Continue reading

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Opinion: How investors should play gene-therapy stocks – MarketWatch

For a few thousand people around the world, reaching the age of 20 is a landmark to dread, not to celebrate. Continue reading

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Has the Era of Gene Therapy Finally Arrived? – Scientific American (blog)

In 1990, geneticist William French Anderson injectedcells with altered genes into a four-year-old girl with severe immunodeficiency disorder. Continue reading

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Nightstar files for $86M IPO to fund gene therapy trials – FierceBiotech

Nightstar Therapeutics has filed to raise up to $86 million in a Nasdaq IPO. The money will equip Nightstar to complete a phase 3 trial of its choroideremia gene therapy and advance two other eye disease candidates through early-stage clinical studies Continue reading

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