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    Toddler's Cancer in Remission after Designer Cell Treatment



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    A breakthrough technology has given hope to a family who thought their baby daughter may not survive to her second birthday.

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    Hospital officials then offered the family one shot at an experimental treatment that had only been tried before in mice. The medical staff would retrain donated T-cells, which help fight off infection in the body, in the hopes that they would attack her cancer. Using these kinds of “edited” T-cells from a donor had never been tried before.

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    Fascinating development!



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