First Therapy Approved That Corrects Errors In A Person’s Genetic Code

The day is approaching in which we will be GMOs. KurzweilAI recently reported:

European regulators have approved the first therapy in the western world that can correct errors in a person’s genetic code, according to Amsterdam-based uniQure.

Europe has approved Glybera for treatment of Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency, a rare, inherited disease. Patients with LPLD are unable to metabolize the fat particles carried in their blood, which leads to inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Glybera introduces a normal, healthy LPL gene into the body so that it can make functional LPL protein.

Glybera will be available in the second half of 2013, according Glybera will be available in the second half of 2013, according to uniQure, which is preparing to apply for regulatory approval in the U.S., Canada, and other markets.

  • liquidself

    This is unequivocally a good thing. The real question (moral or otherwise) is the efficacy of the treatment – which every medical treatment is subject to. This is simple correction, and makes much sense – nothing is being added. In theory it is no different thana a heart transplant or bone marrow transplant.

    • Matt Prather

      by itself, I can somewhat agree with you

      taken together with the rest of this world order, this is unequivocally a bad thing

  • BuzzCoastin

    there have been some studies that indicate
    touching has the power to correct defects in genetic code
    but drugs are more corporately profitable

  • Matt Prather

    This is my personal last line in the sand.

    Genetic engineering of human beings under this financial / ownership / corporate-mafia-justice world order. I ain’t havin’ it.

    Lock me up or kill me, because I officially declare war against the order. I do this because I just know how awfully it will all end when the corporate profit imperative, following the eugenic-investor-class-dollars and the engineered-consumer-animal-demand-dollars, starts selling genetic upgrades to the consumer animals. So I resist, do not comply, and officially declare war back against… whoever it is… that has been at war with me since before I was born, but has not declared it to my face — the ones who treat me like a commodity, a GMO, or an asset class.

    George H.W. Bush is probably one of the the “whoever it is” that I can identify most readily as being at war with me since before I was born, but he’s not the highest power, and there are many more like him whom I have not been able to identify yet.

    (Not that I’m trying to back off from my declaration of war, but I let me qualify it all by stating that (1) I am aware that “genetic engineering” can be said to have been going on in different ways for a long time, so why should I be so upset? that (2) this “Glybera-by-uniCure” is just a “benign” form of it, so why should I be so upset?, that (3) I’m really only just responding to what the internet shows me, not the thing-in-itself.)