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Treating Genetic Disorders Before Birth

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 7:36pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Physicians may one day be able to treat genetic blood diseases before a child is even born. In a study of mice that was published this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that transplanting a mother's own stem cells into her fetus populates its bone marrow with healthy cells while avoiding immune rejection.

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