uniQure rockets on Huntington’s gene therapy result

Shares in gene therapy developer uniQure have risen more than 75% after the company reported that Huntington’s disease candidate AMT-130 slowed down the progression of the disorder over two years.The Dutch biotech said a higher dose of the gene therapy slowed progression by 80% compared to a matched control group, measured using the Unified Huntington’s Disease Rating Scale (cUHDRS), 24 months after it was dosed, in a pair of phase 1/2 trials. A lower dose was associated with a 30% slowing in progression.