Shutdown delays treatment


POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:39pm

Government shutdown delays experimental treatment for Nevada teen suffering from rare genetic disorder. Terri Hendry reports.

(KRNV) 17-year-old Austin Trowbridge suffers from a rare genetic disorder which the NIH was trying to treat through a bone marrow transplant; due to the government shutdown, his treatment has been delayed until the government re-opens.

The same disorder is responsible for the death of his 15-year-old brother, Eric, five years ago.

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