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Day: June 9, 2006

Bubble Dogs Cured

Bubble Dogs Cured

A new form of gene therapy has cured three bubble dogs. It lends hope that some day this may also be a treatment for humans. The basset hounds had a rare disorder called XSCID. This disorder is known in humans as the bubble boy disorder. 1 in 100,000 boys receive a faulty gene from their mother. (It’s passed through the X chromosome.) Dr. Felsburg, a professor of immunology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, was in charge…

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