The Toasted Toads and Monkey Paw Reality of Gene Therapy

Gene editing and gene therapy are a big deal in medicine right now, and for good reason. The idea that we could side-step the herculean struggles and steep costs of debilitating diseases simply by “replacing” a defective gene is seductive. It’s clean and simple, and tantalizingly dangles the prospect of mass-curing previously intractable diseases in … Continue reading The Toasted Toads and Monkey Paw Reality of Gene Therapy