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Biohackers are pirating a cheap version of a million-dollar gene therapy

Biohackers are pirating a cheap version of a million-dollar gene therapy

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.Citing the tremendous cost of new drugs, an international group of biohackers say they are creating a knockoff of a million-dollar gene therapy.The drug being copied is Glybera, a gene therapy that was when it came on the market in Europe in 2015 with a price tag of $1 million per treatment. Glybera was the first gene therapy ever approved to treat an inherited disease.Now a band of independent and amateur biologists say they have engineered a prototype of a simpler, low-cost version of Glybera, and they plan to call on university and...

August 30, 2019
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