Jun 11 2018 ‘Butterfly child’ given life-saving skin
A seven year old boy with Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa child received genetically modified skin grafts and almost two years later his skin is functioning as normal. Skin cells were taken from Hassan in 2015 and genetically modified by a group of researchers. The cells were then used to grow sheets of skin which were grafted back on. This is fantastic news for Hassan and EB research!
Read more (source: BBC News, 8th November 2017): A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations