Could U.S. Doctors Have Saved Baby Charlie Gard?

Baby Charlie Gard was diagnosed by the medical team at Great Ormond Street Hospital with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS), a set of rare diseases caused by mutations in genes essential for life. Questions arose as to whether U.S. doctors could have provided special care, reversing or stopping the progression of Charlie’s condition. The United States has the leading specialists on genetic disorders.

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