UTMB's First Ever Gene Therapy

Aug 24, 2020, 16:09 PM by Department of Pediatrics


This is the first ever gene therapy at UTMB. 

From Dr. Erin Cooney

"Prior to recent advancements, a diagnosis of SMA type 1 would mean death before 2 years of age. This gene therapy is giving Blaise a chance at life.  Dr. Lupo and I want to thank the entire clinical, pharmacy, and finance teams for making this special day happen. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s hard work and commitment to this child."

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