Tagged: Gene Therapy

Biologic Drugs – The Future of Medicine

Biologics is the buzzword within drug discovery these days. The days of small molecule therapeutics are numbered, with pharmaceutical companies and research institutes shifting their focus to large molecule ‘biologics’. Despite being extremely complex to design and study, the advantages...

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How To Create Designer Babies

Making alterations to your genome – also known as gene editing – is all the rage these days. Recent breakthroughs in this field enable us to make precise changes in the DNA, giving rise to many medical possibilities. While this...

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What’s the Big Deal About Gene Therapy?

2017/18 could well turn out to be revolutionary in the history – and perhaps more so the future – of medicine. In August 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first gene therapy approval to Kymriah for...