The US Food and Drug Administration Advisers Consider the Recommendation for Approval of Gene Therapy

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The advisers of Food and Drug Administration in the United States will contemplate about the recommendation to approve the gene therapy, on Thursday, which has improved the visions of Caroline, Christian, and Cole, who had mere glimmers of vision and were even headed to lose that due to the inherited eye disease.

This will be the first gene therapy for inherited eye disease in the United States and also the first treatment in which corrective gene is sent directly to the patient. After only a single gene therapy was sold in the United States, now it has been approved the cancer treatment in August, which engineers the blood cells of patients in the lab.

Scientists, doctors, parents and children will be telling the US Food and Drug Administration advisers about their experience of lacking and then gaining one of the most humans’ primal senses.

An eleven years old boy, Cole Carper, who treated with this therapy at the age he was 8-year-old explains how his sight transformed whatever he knew about the world. His sister, Caroline Carper, a thirteen years old girl, got the therapy when she was 10-year-old, described that, “I saw snow falling and rain falling. I was completely surprised. I thought of water on the ground or snow on the ground. I never thought of it falling.”

A scientist and president of Spark Therapeutics, Dr. Katherine A. High, who has pioneered this therapy previously in the children’s hospital, stated that, “There were children who were able to move from a Braille classroom to a sighted classroom. One person who had never worked was able to get a job.

 

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