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Gottlieb said that hemophilia is the first disease the FDA will target with its new policy, but did not specify why.
Researchers are exploring ways to use gene editing to treat a range of diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and sickle cell disease.
They were supposed to be a temporary solution, said Dana Kuhn, a hemophilia and HIV patient who founded PSI.
Earlier this year, Sarissa scored a sizable profit on the breakup of Biogen Inc.’s spinoff of its Bioverativ hemophilia-drug business, which Sanofi SA bought for more than $11.5 billion.
Success with hemophilia would complete UniQure’s turnaround from just 12 months ago, when its shares languished near an all-time low.
Kuhn, who has hemophilia and developed hepatitis C and HIV during a blood transfusion in the early 1980s, was struggling to pay for his own insurance at the time.
The company has announced about $16 billion of deals this year, agreeing to buy Bioverativ Inc. to expand in hemophilia treatments and Ablynx NV to gain an experimental medicine for another rare bleeding disorder.
Investors were worried that the hemophilia business Shire won in its $36 billion takeover of Baxalta in 2016 would lose ground sooner than anticipated to a competing therapy from Roche Holding.
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The dreaded disease known as hemophilia is the result of an inherited gene, and almost always strikes boys rather than girls (though mothers may pass the gene to their sons). Since the blood lacks an ingredient that causes it to clot or coagulate when a blood vessel breaks, even a minor wound can cause a hemophiliac to bleed to death if not treated. Bleeding can be particularly dangerous when it's entirely internal, with no visible wound, since the person may not be aware it's happening. Queen Victoria transmitted the hemophilia gene to royal families all across Europe; the hemophilia of a young Russian prince played a part in the downfall of the Russian czars. Today, hemophiliacs take drugs that stop the bleeding by speeding coagulation, and hemophiliac life expectancies in developed countries are almost as long as the average.
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Definition of hemophilia for English Language Learners
medical : a serious disease that causes a person who has been cut or injured to keep bleeding for a very long time
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