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"Safety switch" resolves GVHD

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has come up with a way of fighting graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), in which transplanted marrow or stem cells attack the recipient's body. Researchers incorporated a transgenic "safety switch" in the donor cells, which would be activated when symptoms of GVHD developed in the recipient.