Gene Therapy: A Christmas Present

By Dov Michaeli

Posted 12/12/11 on The Doctor Weighs In

Incredulous Dov

Had your fill with bad news? Thoroughly disgusted with the caliber of our “leadership”? (hint:“Evolution is a theory out there”, “Global warming is a hoax perpetrated by scientists to fatten their grant income”). Well, here is a powerful antidote.

The 10 December, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports on a landmark achievement in medicine: the first successful genetic therapy. Here are the details:

Hemophilia B, the disease that changed history (and not for the better).

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