Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

David Vetter, pictured in September 1982 inside part of the bubble environment that was his protective home until he died in 1984. Today most kids born with SCID are successfully treated with bone marrow transplants, but researchers think gene therapy is the future.

The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe compromised immunodeficiency. It’s a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.

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