China : Public Attitudes towards Gene Therapy

A study published in Molecular Therapy identifies public attitudes and perceptions towards gene therapy in China. The study shows that these attitudes and perceptions are mainly influenced by demographic factors.
The results show that women are more likely to accept gene therapy for children with an inherited disease and in germline cells, and on the other hand, men are more accepting of the application of gene editing compared to women. Overall, the study shows that respondents with personal knowledge of a fatal, debilitating, or inherited disease were more accepting gene therapy.