Researchers Find Cause of Rare, Fatal Disease that Turns Babies’ Lips and Skin Blue

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Scientists have used a gene editing method to generate mice that mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn infants that turns their lips and skin blue. The new laboratory animal model allowed researchers to pinpoint the ailment's cause and develop a potential nanoparticle-based treatment.