80 Percent of Patient’s Skin Replaced With Genetically-Modified Grafts

Doctors have replaced the majority of a patient’s damaged skinĀ using genetically-modified grafts.

In 2015, a seven-year-old boy was admitted to a German hospital with lesions and blisters across nearly his entire body. He suffered from a rare genetic condition called junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) that prevents the epidermis, the outermost layer of our skin, from properly attaching to the underlying base. It results in extremely fragile skin prone to breaking and tearing, and pati

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