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Who will pay for a $1 million drug? Gene therapies raise tough questions

Health<p>We may soon have our first $1 million drug. Who will pay for it? And how?<p>G<p>ene therapy has the potential to be a one-shot treatment that could …

Biotechnology

An FDA panel approved a breakthrough gene therapy that fixes hereditary blindness

Unanimous Vote<p>After some emotional testimony from doctors and patients, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has voted unanimously to …

FDA Advisory Committee Greenlights First Gene Therapy for Inherited Disorder

In a decision that illustrates how things at the Food and Drug Administration are evolving, an FDA advisory committee unanimously approved a gene …

Investing

Spark Therapeutics’ promising gene therapy for vision loss could cost $1 million

Spark Therapeutics’ gene therapy for an otherwise incurable rare eye disease, if approved, could be a major milestone for the disease itself as well …

First Gene Therapy For an Inherited Disease Could Soon Be Approved by The FDA

This is historic.<p>A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously endorsed an experimental gene therapy Thursday for patients with a …

Gene Therapy

Spark Therapeutics' Gene Therapy Win Could Be A Boon For Audentes Therapeutics, Others | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

<b>Spark Therapeutics</b>' (ONCE) positive vote by a Food and Drug Administration committee could be a boon for other drugmakers working on gene therapies, …

Biotechnology

Can injecting Zika into brain kill deadly glioblastoma? - Futurity

The discovery that Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells suggests a potential treatment for glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer.

Can Zika Be A Treatment For Brain Cancer?

Is Zika really a frenemy rather than just an enemy? Perhaps. Over the past two years the Zika virus has been like a Darth Vader to pregnant women and fetuses, causing devastating birth defects such as microcephaly. But there may be some good in the Zika virus. Results from a study published as a …

Zika Virus

Why Pregnant Women Are More Susceptible to Zika Virus

We know that Zika virus can be especially risky for pregnant women, increasing the risk of birth defects. But a new study from the University of …

What is Zika? The signs to look for and how to protect yourself

Zika is a form of flavivirus spread by mosquitoes and which was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys<p>Zika virus may have fallen out of the …

Public Health

Brain cancer could be treated with Zika virus

A new study looks into the potential of the Zika virus to target and kill brain cancer cells. The results, so far, are encouraging, but researchers …