Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.

Mustang Bio soars after its novel gene therapy cured ‘Bubble Boys’

Shares of the tiny biotechnology company Mustang Bio shot up last week following a scientific breakthrough that cured eight infants suffering from the devastating "Bubble Boy" immune system disorder.

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