Filed under: Health and TechnologyAlthough gene therapy treatment is really nothing new these days, the possible complications that go along with the territory may be increasing. As such, a patient undergoing this kind of treatment for arthritis conditions has died and U.S. health officials are trying to figure out what happened.
This is not new, as patients of various types of gene therapy have died in the past. Heck, the human genome was not completely mapped until just recently, and if we think we know all there is about every single genetic fact that comprises each human being, that is way, way too generous even for the most advanced genetic research.
However, we'll get there one day most likely. For now, gene therapy patients are, as they have been, under possible dangers with the current state of research.