An exciting breakthrough in a new skin regeneration treatment

50% of the people in Spain with dystrophic recessive Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) share the same genetic mutation in a very specific gene.  The consequence of this mutation is that the collagen protein does not develop correctly.  This affects the skin structure and the adhesion between the layers of the skin, leading to blistering and open wounds.  An encouraging new study has demonstrated that it is possible to correct the faulty genes. The procedure (CRISPR/Cas9)which involves the use of skin grafts has now […]