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A U.S. doctor will travel to the U.K. to examine 11-month-old Charlie Gard. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnae) reports.
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LONDON — An American doctor will meet with medics caring for Charlie Gard, a terminally ill British baby whose parents are battling in the courts for him to receive experimental treatment in the United States.

Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center who specializes in treating rare genetic conditions, will also meet with Connie Yates, the 11-month-old infant’s mother, on Monday and Tuesday.

Charlie suffers from a rare incurable condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome and has brain damage, is blind and deaf and cannot breathe without a ventilator.

Great Ormond Street Hospital in London was scheduled to turn off the baby’s life support last month after his parents — Chris Gard, 32 and Yates, 31 —  lost an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy.

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