Fixing genes, introducing them to a patient and making the patient's body accept the newly introduced genes are challenges we were not able to overcome until recently. Now, with the advance of genome editing techniques and the use of stem cells, we are closer than ever. Here we bring you the insight on how it would work to combine these two biological tools to fight disease.
Drug development is a very lengthy and expensive process. Are there ways to make the process easier and cheaper? Here we discuss the current trends in the pharma industry, if these trends are enough to achieve what's in the best interest of the industry, scientists, and most importantly, the patients, and what can be done to improve the situation in the future.