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Alessandra Biffi

A new gene therapy transplantation technique could improve treatment of neurodegenerative disease

December 06, 2017
Alessandra Biffi, MD, led a study that shows the efficacy of a new gene therapy transplantation technique that could have future applications for treating neurodegenerative diseases.
David Williams, MD

New gene therapy clinical trial offers hope for sickle cell disease

November 14, 2017
David Williams, MD, discusses Dana-Farber/Boston Children's new gene therapy clinical trial for sickle cell disease in a live webchat.
David Williams, MD

Gene therapy halts progression of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy in clinical trial

October 04, 2017
The devastating neurodegenerative disease typically affects young boys and causes death within 10 years
the Rojas family

The space between heartache and happiness: Two sons with adrenoleukodystrophy and a gene therapy clinical trial

October 04, 2017
For the Rojas family, a clinical trial of gene therapy for adrenoleukodystrophy has meant both happiness and heartache.
patient Harry

Vietnamese boy thrives after gene therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

August 23, 2017
After being diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, Duy Anh "Harry" Le traveled with his family to Boston for a gene therapy clinical trial, and is now a happy and healthy two-year-old.
gene therapy Coopersville twins

Gene Therapy 2.0

March 15, 2017
Levi Looks, diagnosed through newborn screening with “bubble boy” disease, is a healthy toddler thanks to gene therapy, resurgent now after early setbacks, MIT Technology Review reports.
red blood cells

One boy’s cure raises hopes and questions about gene therapy for sickle cell disease

March 01, 2017
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s researchers, who are developing a gene therapy trial for sickle cell disease, commented in Stat and other outlets on a case report from a different trial.
gene therapy Coopersville twins

Gene therapy trial gives Coopersville toddler second chance at life

December 07, 2016
A West Michigan toddler born with “bubble boy” disease is active and healthy, thanks to newborn screening and gene therapy, Fox 17 TV in Grand Rapids reports.
Alessandra Biffi

Pioneering doctor reflects on gene therapy’s trajectory

November 23, 2016
Alessandra Biffi, MD, director of gene therapy at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s answers New Scientist’s questions about the resurgence of gene therapy after early setbacks.
Boy treated with Gene Therapy for MLD

Fighting genetic disease with help of HIV virus

October 23, 2016
A gene therapy trial in Italy led by Alessandra Biffi, MD, who now directs the Gene Therapy Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, has had promising results treating a devastating, lethal inherited neurological disorder, CBS Sunday Morning reports.
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