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Gene therapy helps child regrow 80% of skin

05:54 EST 9 Nov 2017 | Pharmafile

A young child has been brought back from the verge of death after an experimental combination of stem cell and gene therapy procedures managed to repair his badly damaged skin.

When the seven-year-old boy entered a German hospital, he had lost 60% of his skin and, as his condition deteriorated, this soon became 80%, leaving doctors out of options for a treatment for the boy.

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