Tracking the Cost of Gene Therapy
October 25, 2017
(MIT Technology Review) – Gene therapy, which introduces new genetic material into a person’s DNA, was developed as a revolutionary way to treat some of the rarest syndromes on earth. Drug companies have attached astronomical prices to these narrowly targeted treatments. In fact, the prices are so high that one has already been pulled from the market in Europe, and the other has struggled to attract patients. A treatment approved last week could change the equation.