04: Gene therapy/personalized medicine – new technologies that will change the future
For 20 years scientists have been working on gene therapies and some new compounds for rare diseases have been approved. The application of new technologies is raising hopes! However, many questions remain to be answered: Which potential do their applications have? Which diseases will be cured? Are we talking about personalized medicine? Who will bear the development costs and how high will they be? Which health systems can afford those high-price compounds? What are the regulatory topics that should be discussed? Finally, we will also take a look at the ethical aspects.