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‘Bubble boy’ disease targeted by stem cell award to Stanford
San Francisco Business Times

A method for making a specific break in a gene in patients with “bubble boy” disease and inserting a good copy of the gene in its place won a $1 million award Thursday for a Stanford University researcher. The award was one of seven from the San Francisco-based California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, totaling $25.2 million. The funding from from California’s stem cell research funding agency is designed to move not-quite-ready-for-prime-time experimental therapies closer to human clinical trials.