Is a cure for haemophilia in sight? 'Mind-blowing' results from a human gene therapy trial offer hope of a life-saving treatment for sufferers of the incurable condition



A cure for haemophilia is one step closer after 'mind-blowing' results from a gene therapy trial, researchers claim.
The condition, which puts sufferers at risk of excessive bleeding even from slight injuries, is currently incurable.
Sufferers of the hereditary condition, which mainly impacts men, 'have virtually none' of the protein factor VIII which is needed for blood to clot.
The trial, led by Barts Health NHS Trust, saw 13 patients injected with a copy of the missing gene, which allowed cells to produce the missing factor.
All 13 patients were able to stop regular treatment for the... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Health, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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