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Daily News Headline 11/9/17

posted Nov 9, 2017, 4:55 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, the journal Nature reported that doctors in Germany had successfully grown sheets of skin and grafted them on to 80 percent of a boy’s body suffering from a rare skin disease. Healthy skin cells were taken from the boy and altered to correct a genetic flaw, then grown into sheets of skin for grafting. The boy was close to death until this experimental procedure saved his life. After two years he has returned to normal life, even playing soccer.