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  1. #1 Gene therapy and Lorenzo's Oil 
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    Nov 2008
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    Many of you will have seen the movie 'Lorenzo's Oil' starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte. They play the true story of two parent's whose son had the fatal genetic disease adrenoluekodystrophy. They discover an oil mix that seems to slow the progress of the disease.

    Sadly, that oil was not a cure. However, researchers have now come close to a cure, using gene therapy. Such therapies, of course, have a chequered history, with associations with leukemia. However, they may have hit the jackpot this time.

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