Is This The Definitive Cure For Cancer? Two Girls Cured By “Gene Editing”

Imagine discovering that your child had cancer – what would you do?

It’s a terrible thing for any parent to have to face, but the decisions that the parents of two children being treated at Great Ormond Street hospital for cancer made may have repercussions for all of us when it comes to cancer treatment in the future.

The two girls, Layla and another who wishes to remain anonymous, nearly died and if hadn’t been for a brand new form of therapy, they almost certainly would have died. Here’s what you need to know about their heart-wrenching tale battling a fearsome disease.

10. Cancer Treatment Is Spotty At Best

Layla was just a year old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer which regularly affects children and is often fatal if it cannot be treated effectively. Yet there are only two options when it comes to conventional treatment: radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and both have their drawbacks.