Haemophilia A trial results ‘mind-blowing’

Source: BBC News

By James Gallagher

British doctors say they have achieved “mind-blowing” results in an attempt to rid people of haemophilia A.

Patients are born with a genetic defect that means they do not produce a protein needed to stop bleeding.

Thirteen patients given the gene therapy at Barts Health NHS Trust are now off treatment with 11 producing near-normal levels of the protein.

Jake Omer, 29 from Billericay, Essex, was on the trial and says he feels like he has a new body.

Like 2,000 other people in the UK, his body could not make clotting factor VIII.

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