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'Bubble Boy' Disease Finally Cured

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Babies born with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID) lack disease-fighting immune cells. According to Business Insider, without treatment, most born with the disease die as infants. XSCID was nicknamed "bubble boy" disease because of David Vetter, who famously lived his entire 12-year life in a protective plastic bubble. Now, scientists says they have successfully cured babies with XSCID with a new, experimental gene therapy. The new experimental treatment is called MB-107. It's being developed by the biotech Mustang Bio, which has a market value of roughly $80 million.

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