Doctors develop ‘cure’ for babies with ‘bubble boy’ disease

(CNN)Dannie Hawkins dreamed for her precious baby nephew, Ja’Ceon Golden, to experience the simple joys of childhood — swimming in pools during the summer, going to birthday parties, playing in parks filled with people, having a pet — without risk. ‘This is a cure’ Ja’Ceon and Omarion were both diagnosed as infants with a rare genetic disorder called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency or SCID-X1. Severe combined immunodeficiency or SCID refers to a group of rare disorders caused by mutations in genes that influence the development and function of important immune cells. Infants born with SCID may appear healthy but are highly susceptible to severe infections — so much so that a common cold could kill them. Due to Hollywood’s fascination …