Since Orange Julius Caesar is the illegitimate love child of Ayn Rand and Benito Mussolini, we've seen (I'm talkin Pruitt, Ryan, et al) the rise of Social Darwinism to never attained heights. Which brings us to this "study".

When curing a disease with gene therapy is bad business

The answer, naturally, is that such science has no business being a business. Especially in the cited cases where the "cures" are for truly rare diseases, and not the faux types which Pharma is jumping into with both feet.

So, where's the moolah going to come from?

Novartis's projections that the treatment could bring in several billion a year in revenue also suggest that the company might charge unheard-of prices, perhaps $2.25 million according to Wall Street bankers.

Society as a whole, through whatever damn gummint insurance exists and "taxing" the privately insured, should shift mountains of money for some basic science?? Time to wake up and smell the coffee. There are public goods, and there's no benefit to piling on gobs of empty profit to the price. The science will out, no matter.

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Comment by J.P. Hart on April 13, 2018 at 4:16pm

Once the stein is filled

it 'pends

on the German guild

{all that and David Bowie's Heroes softly now on this elevator to the outer limits. Sure I am still an optimist. Right along with one (1) out of ten (10) doctors.
Just as long as that Motherland Submariner Captain doesn't have soap on his ass vs. Vladimir Putin's et al [sic](whose) net-worth is $200 billion says Russia's once largest foreigner investor. FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: To understand what motivates Vladimir Putin, we decided to call in a man who once helped him get rich. Bill Browder went from being Russia's largest foreign investor to being blacklisted from that country.



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