Expanding global access to genetic therapies

Expanding global access to genetic therapies
AWT Muigai, School of Biological Sciences, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
World View, Published: 07 January 2022
Nature Biotechnology, 40, pages 20–21 (2022)
…The era of genetic therapies — both gene-editing treatments and gene therapies, several of which are now on the market — has arrived for rare disease. But as more of these therapies come online, it is time to explore how current business models based on patents and restrictive licensing limit access to treatments. It is also time to explore whether there are other ways in which patents can still reward innovators and protect investments while ensuring that the widest number of patients who need these treatments can receive them…

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