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New hope for boy with rare skin condition

A young boy, born with a rare skin condition, has been given new hope of finding a cure.

Mason White suffers from a genetic illness - called EB - that causes his skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. Children like Mason are often referred to as 'butterfly children' because their skin is as sensitive as the wings of a butterfly.

Doctors have announced that gene therapy has effectively cured a boy in Germany. Heather Edwards reports.