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Study supports newborn screening for 'bubble boy disease'

A new study led by Boston researchers has found that children with combined immunodeficiency, a rare genetic illness known as "bubble boy disease" who received stem cell transplants within 3 1/2 months of birth had the highest rates of survival. Sung-Yun Pai, assistant professor of pediatrics at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, is the lead author of the study.

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