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Marrow transplant fights bone disease
Children born with a hereditary bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta show improvement when given bone marrow transplants from healthy siblings.
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Stanton L. Gerson
Case Western Reserve University
Division of Hematology and Oncology
BRB-3, Ireland Cancer Center
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Edwin M. Horwitz
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Cell and Gene Therapy Program
332 North Lauderdale
Memphis, TN 38105
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 10, March 6, 1999, p. 148. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.