Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Death?

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When Will Gene Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Become a Reality?

The recent death of a rheumatoid arthritis gene therapy study subject caused not only sorrow at the loss of life, but also concern regarding the future of gene therapy, at least in the minds of some.


For the time being, the company, Targeted Genetics Corporation of Seattle, has halted the study. The other 126 subjects are being evaluated.


But we should all be reminded that it is not yet clear if the death was directly related to the gene therapy. Also, there are a variety of...

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