Stopping Disease Before it Starts – In the Womb
By 965koit on November 20, 2018
Tippi MacKenzie, MD, is stopping disease before it starts – in the womb.
Last fall, she launched the world’s first clinical trial of an in-utero stem cell transplant therapy. Her first patient, baby Elianna, was born just four months later.
Elianna’s birth came after a second-trimester diagnosis of a normally fatal blood disorder. Her story hints at the lifesaving possibilities of fetal therapy for families who face similarly devastating diagnoses.
Read more about this remarkable story: campaign.ucsf.edu/tippi
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