Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

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Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

Mirko Wache via AP

Doctors lift up a sheet of skin in a lab at St Josef-Hospital in Bochum, Germany. Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him. Two years ago, the boy was admitted to a German hospital, with blisters all over his body. In an experiment, doctors took a small sample of the boy’s skin and added a normal version of the bad gene to his skin cells. They grew new sheets of skin in the lab and transplanted those onto the boy.
Doctors lift up a sheet of skin in a lab at St Josef-Hospital in Bochum, Germany. Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him. Two years ago, the boy was admitted to a German hospital, with blisters all over his body. In an experiment, doctors took a small sample of the boy’s skin and added a normal version of the bad gene to his skin cells. They grew new sheets of skin in the lab and transplanted those onto the boy.
Doctors lift up a sheet of skin in a lab at St Josef-Hospital in Bochum, Germany. Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him. Two years ago, the boy was admitted to a German hospital, with blisters all over his body. In an experiment, doctors took a small sample of the boy’s skin and added a normal version of the bad gene to his skin cells. They grew new sheets of skin in the lab and transplanted those onto the boy.

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

Mirko Wache via AP

Doctors lift up a sheet of skin in a lab at St Josef-Hospital in Bochum, Germany. Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him. Two years ago, the boy was admitted to a German hospital, with blisters all over his body. In an experiment, doctors took a small sample of the boy’s skin and added a normal version of the bad gene to his skin cells. They grew new sheets of skin in the lab and transplanted those onto the boy.
Doctors lift up a sheet of skin in a lab at St Josef-Hospital in Bochum, Germany. Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him. Two years ago, the boy was admitted to a German hospital, with blisters all over his body. In an experiment, doctors took a small sample of the boy’s skin and added a normal version of the bad gene to his skin cells. They grew new sheets of skin in the lab and transplanted those onto the boy.
Doctors lift up a sheet of skin in a lab at St Josef-Hospital in Bochum, Germany. Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him. Two years ago, the boy was admitted to a German hospital, with blisters all over his body. In an experiment, doctors took a small sample of the boy’s skin and added a normal version of the bad gene to his skin cells. They grew new sheets of skin in the lab and transplanted those onto the boy.
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