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What are some of the major obstacles preventing the use of gene therapy in people?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
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In brief: FDA approval

The biggest obstacle before the widespread use of gene therapy in the usa is obtaining fda approval.
A phase iii trial is required prior to approval, treatment must show efficacy and minimal side effects compared to the disease being treated. Phase 3 trials have had problems with immune system rejection of the wrapping material/virus for the gene therapy as well as issues with dosing..

In brief: FDA approval

The biggest obstacle before the widespread use of gene therapy in the usa is obtaining fda approval.
A phase iii trial is required prior to approval, treatment must show efficacy and minimal side effects compared to the disease being treated. Phase 3 trials have had problems with immune system rejection of the wrapping material/virus for the gene therapy as well as issues with dosing..
Dr. Foster Carr
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