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Gene Therapy: Current Treatment Options and Likely Near-Term Developments
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gene Therapy, Genetic Modification, Health, Cancers, Immune System, HIV, Cystic Fibrosis )

- 193 days ago -
"Gene therapy has ceased to be a futuristic dream and instead become a treatment for the present."
Doorway to a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis
Health & Wellness  (tags: Break throughs, children, Cystic Fibrosis, disease, healthcare, investigation, medicine, research, science, study, treatment )

- 611 days ago -
A nonprofit is taking a financial gamble on eradicating cystic fibrosis. So far, the odds look good.
Sarah Who Sparked Debate Gets Lung Transplant
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cystic Fibrosis, transplant, lung, risks, children, controversy, donor )

- 677 days ago -
Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose quest for new lungs spurred changes in the nation's allocation system, was set to receive a transplant today,
HHS Secretary Sebelius' Call for Review of Transplant Rules Means Girl Is 'Left to Die,' Family Says
Health & Wellness  (tags: lung transplants, children, illness, cystic fibrosis )

- 685 days ago -
HHS Secretary Sebelius denied intervention to Sarah Murnaghan a 10 yr old who is dying waiting for a lung transplant. Sebelius says, "I know this is not what you want to hear" to parents. Parents say "..she [Sebelius] has kicked the can down the..road."
Lung Transplants No Help for Cystic Fibrosis
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cystic Fibrosis, lungs, transplants, success rate, operations, severe health cases, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, death rates )

K. A.
- 2706 days ago -
Only five of the 514 U.S. children on the waiting list for a transplant from 1992 through 2002 lived longer as a clear result of the expensive and complicated operation, Transplantation is an accepted treatment for severe cases of the genetic disease.

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