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Submission + - Gene therapy could soon be approved in Europe (bbc.co.uk)

another random user writes: The European Medicines Agency has recommended a therapy for a rare genetic disease which leaves people unable to properly digest fats. The European Commission will now make the final decision.

They have considered the use of Glybera to treat lipoprotein lipase deficiency, which leads to fat building up in the blood, abdominal pain and life-threatening pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

The therapy uses a virus to infect muscle cells with a working copy of the gene.

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Gene therapy could soon be approved in Europe

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