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Its history is marred by failures, false hopes, and even death, but for a number of the most horrendous human diseases, gene therapy still holds the promise of a cure. Now, for the first time, there is reason to believe that it is actually working.
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Can an experimental technique using transplanted fetal cells help paralyzed patients? Probably not. But a doctor in China is forging ahead anyway.