Genetic Cures for Disease: Impossible Biotech Dream Come True?

Clinicians like to speak in terms of “managing” disease. That term of art is an admission that, in most cases, they can’t cure the serious problems confronting patients. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, David Nierengarten of Wedbush Securities explores gene therapies that actually correct an inborn mutation in human DNA, creating permanent change, actual cures and better lives for patients. It sounds beyond the reach of medicine . . . and therein lies the opportunity: Investors in gene therapy companies may capture serious returns on risk capital when the cure is attained.