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Rare genetic disease successfully reversed using stem cell transplantation
Date:9/17/2009

s may have wider applications for other genetic diseases, providing proof of principle that adult stem cell transplants may be successful in humans for genetic diseases with systemic defects, especially those of a progressive nature.

Cherqui expects to spend the next several years analyzing the safety of genetically modified autologous (obtained from the same individual) bone marrow transplants in the cystinosis mouse and other models before moving on to human clinical trials.


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