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Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life. Two years later, the doctors report the boy is doing so well that he doesn’t need any medication, is back in school and even playing soccer. “We were forced to do something dramatic because this kid was dying,” said Dr. Michele De Luca of the University of Modena in Italy, who got a call for help from the German doctors treating the boy. The full article is available at the following link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/boy-with-rare-disease-gets-brand-new-skin-with-gene-therapy/2017/11/0

Dr. Bill Andrews, Ph.D. explains Telomeres, Telomerase and Gene Therapy on CNN Turkey

Dr. Bill Andrews is the President and CEO of Sierra Sciences, Defytime's R&D exclusive partner. As a scientist, athlete and executive, he continually pushes the envelope and challenges convention. He has been featured in Popular Science, The Today Show and numerous documentaries on the topic of life extension including, most recently, the movie The Immortalists in which he co-stars with Aubrey de Grey. Since 1981, Bill Andrews has focused on finding ways to extend the human lifespan and healthspan through telomere maintenance. As one of the principal discoverers of both the RNA and protein components of human telomerase, Dr. Andrews was awarded "National Inventor of the Year" in 1997. He ea

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