Who Does Gene Therapy Help?
Gene therapy has the potential to address birth defects that about 3% of American children are born with. They very often take the lives of these children early on. While right now it is targeted towards specific illnesses, these are far from the only diseases that could tap into this developing resource. Types of vision or hearing loss and fertility issues have therapies in the works; about 80% of rare diseases are caused by genetics, and thus often benefit from developments in gene therapy.