Question 8 of 12 in The World in 2017 — See all questions
Closing Oct 02, 2017 06:59AM UTC

  The Economist asks

Before 1 October 2017, will the FDA approve the sale of a gene-therapy treatment for inherited diseases?

Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016, meant to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures (US Congress). Spark Therapeutics could become the first company to receive FDA approval to sell a gene-therapy treatment in the U.S. (The Economist, Technology Review, FDA Cellular Gene Therapy Products, Nature Journal, FDA Development Approval Process).

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