PBS's Documentary 'The Gene Doctors' Arrives Amid A Gene Therapy Boom

Thursday, October 19, 2017

PBS is airing a documentary called The Gene Doctors that spotlights several emerging gene therapies, including Spark Therapeutics’ Luxturna, a treatment for a rare form of blindness that won a unanimous thumbs-up from an advisory panel to the FDA. Some of the key discoveries that led to the development of Luxturna were made at a time when gene therapy was out of favor. In the early 2000s, scientists tested gene therapies, backed by grants from the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the National Institutes of Health. Learn all about the PBS Documentary and how these gene therapies began to grow in Forbes here.