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FDA approves gene therapy for inherited forms of vision loss

December 21, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: In its 2008 instruction Dignitas Personae, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discussed gene therapy (nos. 25-27). Procedures “used on somatic cells for strictly therapeutic purposes are in principle morally licit,” while germ line cell therapy, which seeks to influence potential offspring, is morally illicit “in its current state ... in all its forms.” This particular procedure, as described here, is an example of somatic cell gene therapy.

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