Inside Your Health: FDA Approves 1st Gene Therapy

September 04, 2017 04:28 PM

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration issued what it called "an historic action."

The agency approved the first gene therapy available in the united states.

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It's called Kymriah, and gives some patients with leukemia a second chance to recover.

KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou tells us why some doctors think this could lead to a new approach for treating cancer and other serious diseases.

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