Base Editing: Revolutionary Therapy Clears Girl’s Incurable Cancer
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- A teenage girl’s incurable cancer has been cleared from her body in the first use of a revolutionary new type of medicine.
- All other treatments for Alyssa’s leukaemia had failed.
- So doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital used “base editing” to perform a feat of biological engineering to build her a new living drug.
- Six months later the cancer is undetectable, but Alyssa is still being monitored in case it comes back.
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