Healthy Living: September 10, 2019

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The risks, benefits, and future of this groundbreaking technology.

Risks
1. Length of efficacy
2. Potential immune response
3. Off-target effects

Benefits
1. Reduced clinic visits
2. Durability
3. Greater efficacy

Future
1. Regenxbio RGX-314
2. Adverum Biotechnologies

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