Coyne wrote:Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42308341The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected ...
Not really corrected, but yet another palliative the patient takes for the rest of their life.
Not really saying that's bad, just pointing out that yet again they found palliative and not a cure. Ever notice that hardly anyone finds cures for anything?
Even that so-called haemophilia cure upthread, they're not sure how long it will last. Cynic in me says it won't last very long, because the drug companies would be losing profits on £100,000 treatment per year per patient.
Some people have a really strong incentive for the future to never arrive.
Do you have any reason to believe it should be anywhere near as easy to cure underlying issues as it it is to address the debilitating symptoms? Given the complexities that give rise to conditions like this, it seems incredibly unlikely that this would be the case. If this is not the case, you are witnessing what a reasonable person would expect to see and because it doesn't line up with what you desire, you blame the very people that are working hard to help others.
Drug companies have issues but I know scientists at both Dow and Eli Lilly and I can assure you that if the lack of cures is some deliberate conspiracy, someone has figured out a way to keep the scientists that are doing all of the research in the dark. Short of memory wiping tech, I'm not sure how anyone could accomplish that.