Haemophilia hope found

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

AUS­TRALIAN and in­ter­na­tional re­searchers have de­vel­oped a “break­through” gene ther­apy to treat a rare form of haemophilia — a life-threat­en­ing dis­or­der that pre­vents the blood from clot­ting.

A multi-cen­tre clin­i­cal trial has shown the ther­apy suc­cess­fully stopped bleed­ing in nine out of 10 men with haemophilia B. Trial lead Pro­fes­sor John Rasko at Royal Prince Al­fred Hos­pi­tal says the re­sult rep­re­sents a ma­jor mile­stone in the quest to find a cure for the dis­or­der.

“We are very ex­cited about the re­sults,’’ he said.

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