Gene therapy may become more readily available in the near future
Recently, an article in the Science Daily stated that gene therapy should become more available as this year goes on. In the past, gene therapy was only available for the patients with the most severe diseases. A few mouths ago, gene therapy was used to treat hemophilia B, which could now replace getting regular protein infusions. It seems thought that there is still a bit more research to be done, “Although gene therapy for hemophilia B is still in early-stage clinical testing, a similar approach is in development to treat hemophilia A, and together these life-threatening diseases represent a $6.5 billion market for current protein replacement therapies.” Still, there is at least now hope of gene therapy treatment becoming more mainstream. I believe there is great hope for gene therapy in the near future, and hope that sometime very soon it is ready available.