Hereditary defects will be corrected through the modification of genetic chemistry

Hubert H. Humphrey : politician
The first disease approved to be treated with gene therapy was adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency. Gene therapy is still experimental and highly controversial, but early breakthroughs for such conditions as hemophilia and sickle-cell disease-and the progress made in mapping the human genome-justify then-Vice President Humphrey's optimistic forecast.