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Gene Therapy Creates New Skin to Save a Dying Child

Advertisement Doctors in Europe used gene therapy to grow sheets of healthy skin that saved the life of a 7-year-old boy with a genetic disease that had destroyed most of his skin, the team reported on Wednesday in the journal ...

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US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

WASHINGTON: Opening a new era in cancer care, US health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.The Food and Drug Administration called ...

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First safe repair of disease-causing gene in human embryos

WASHINGTON: Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases.In a ...

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Texas calf born looking like KISS rocker Gene Simmons

KERRVILLE, Texas: KISS frontman Gene Simmons is udderly thrilled by a newborn calf born with strikingly similar black-and-white markings to the face paint he wears on stage.Simmons tweeted his admiration for the calf on Sunday, saying, “This is real, folks!!!“The ...

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