Baby's gene therapy postponed

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Pioneering surgery on a 10-month-old baby who is to undergo the world's first gene therapy operation of its kind has been postponed.

The baby girl, who suffers from Hurler Disease,which is caused by a faulty gene, was due to have her own bone marrow - which has been genetically altered in a laboratory - transplanted back into her yesterday. Dr Ed Wraith, part of the team treating the child, said the operation had not been put off for any medical reason.