The gene therapy revolution is here. Medicine is scrambling to keep pace

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Gene therapy – for so long something that belonged to the future – has just hit the streets.

  • Elizabeth Finkel
  • The Conversation

A couple of weeks back, you might have picked up a headline alerting us to the most expensive drug in history – a one off gene therapy cure for spinal muscular atrophy.

Novartis have priced the drug Zolgensma at A$3 million (US$2.1 million).

Traditionally a parent of a baby with spinal muscular atrophy was told: take your baby home and love her or him.

Have no false hope, the baby will die paralysed and unable to eat or talk by the…

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