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Outlook for Utah Toddler Looks Promising After Receiving Gene Therapy

Baby in Hospital

Author: Center for Genomic Medicine

Cinch Wight was born with a lethal genetic condition, spinal muscular atrophy, that causes muscles to stop working in the first weeks and years of life. Within weeks after birth, he received a new treatment from U of U Health pediatrician and Center for Genomic Medicine investigator Russell Butterfield, MD, at the Primary Children's Center for Personalized Medicine. Zolgensma replaces a defective gene that causes the disease. Now a toddler, Cinch is walking and his outlook is promising. KSL-TV covered the story. Watch here.