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Genetically Altered Skin Saves A Boy Dying Of A Rare Disease

Enlarge this image Researchers grew sheets of genetically altered skin cells in the lab and used them to treat a boy with life-threatening epidermolysis bullosa. CMR Unimore/Nature hide caption toggle caption CMR Unimore/Nature A child who was on the verge of death from a rare inherited disease has been treated with genetically engineered skin cells that replaced most of the skin on his body. The treatment represents a notable success for the field of gene therapy, which has suffered many setbacks. And it’s potentially good news for children suffering from…

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