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A year after getting UniQure's gene therapy, hemophilia patients are still doing better

Posted on: 23 June 2021, source: BioPharma Dive
One year after receiving an experimental gene therapy developed by the Dutch drugmaker UniQure, patients with hemophilia B aren't having nearly as many bleeding issues as they used to have. In hemophilia, genetic mutations prevent the body from making proteins needed to clot blood. People with the less common, "B" form of the disorder are missing a protein known as Factor IX. UniQure's medicine is meant to provide a working version of the gene so patients can generate their own clotting protein, and rely less — or ideally, not at all — on so-called replacement factor treatments.