I read the article with bated breath as I have put much faith in the gene therapy as a future treatment.
I was surprised that it just appears to be a sour grapes interpretation of the Lancet report written by a less successful competitor in the field of gene therapy.
The clinical trial results report a significant improvement in motor function in all 15 patients and no significant side effects. The patients treated continue to improve and the next stage of trials will look at higher doses and improvements in delivery.
I was unable to find reports of the many previous gene therapy trials of a similar nature referred to by the writer.
I continue to have great faith in Dr Roger Barker, a man of talent and integrity who has worked with PUK on many occasions.
Don't give up hope because of one critical article from a biased individual!