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Gene editing

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Novel therapeutics

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One in 10 people suffers from chronic kidney disease and could use an engineered alternative to a transplant.

Gene editing

Gene Therapy in U.S. Is On Track for Approval as Early as Next Year

Spark Therapeutics is within striking distance of a landmark green light from the FDA for its treatment for certain forms of blindness.

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