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Gene therapy operation to save sight

British surgeons have claimed a world first after carrying out a gene therapy operation to tackle the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the deterioration of cells in the macular, the central part of the retina, and affects more than 600,000 people in the UK. Medics… Read More »

U.S body says gene therapy may be more cost effective for spinal muscular atrophy

NEW YORK/ZURICH (Reuters) – Biogen Inc’s Spinraza treatment for spinal muscular atrophy and Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG’s experimental gene therapy are both expensive, but the gene therapy could be more cost effective once more is known about its U.S. price and long-term success rates, a preliminary report from an independent U.S. nonprofit organization said on… Read More »