Dawn of gene-editing medicine?

laylaOn the day before her first birthday, Layla’s parents were told that all treatments for her leukaemia had failed and she was going to die. Her family, doctors and a biotechnology company led to her being given an experimental therapy that had previously been tried only in mice. Now, just months after her family was told her cancer was incurable, Layla is not only alive, but a happy, giggling child with no trace of leukaemia in her body.

The “miracle” treatment was a tiny vial filled with genetically engineered immune cells that were designed to kill her cancer.

Read the BBC article to know if this “miracle” raises any questions about the future of medicine?

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