NIH and Gates Foundation to invest $100 million each to develop gene therapies
NIH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest in developing gene-based treatments.
Plan to develop gene based therapies for sickle cell disease and HIV.
Focus on making them available to those who need them the most.
Currently some of the most cutting-edge and effective treatments in medicine are unaffordable to the majority.
Because their price tags sometimes exceed $1 million.
Researchers have already recognized potential pathways for gene-based treatments.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - This foundation is focused on uplifting and helping people with fewer resources to succeed in various aspects of life
Dr. Francis Collins - American physician-geneticist & the director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2009