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Gene therapy approved by FDA for certain boys with rare genetic condition

Posted on: 10 July 2023, source: NBC Chicago
A new gene therapy treatment gained FDA approval last month to treat boys ages four and five with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and deadly genetic disorder that leads to muscle degeneration. Connor Stoll from Chicago was the first patient in the nation to receive the infusion as part of a clinical trial at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in January 2018.