‘Bubble Boy’ Disease, Nearly Always Fatal, Could Have a Cure

December 12, 2013


An international consortium of scientists is finding promising early results in a new gene therapy clinical trial they say may lead to an eventual long-term cure for SCID-X1, ABC News reports, Eight out of nine children given gene therapy in the study – all age 3 and younger and living around the world – are fighting off everyday germs that once might have killed them, according to research presented by Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

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