Eric Kmiec is recognized as a pioneer in the field of gene editing and is the Director of the Gene Editing Institute at the Christiana Care Health System. Beyond his impressive scientific credentials, Dr, Kmiec is concerned that new treatments based on gene-editing will be incredibly expensive and out of reach for many patients.
He is on a mission to make sure that the technology reaches as many patients as possible and is leading a panel at BIO headlined: " Can gene editing fulfill its promise and meet unmet medical needs
The session will consider why research advances rarely or never reach minority communities, and discuss ways in which diverse patient populations can gain access to breakthrough technologies.
I talked to him before he left for Philadelphia about the social determinants affecting new medical treatments, and about his June 5th