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Monday July 22nd, 2019 evening edition

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A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations.

Hassan, who lives in Germany, has a genetic disease - junctional epidermolysis bullosa - that leaves his skin as fragile as a butterfly's wings.

A piece of his skin was taken, its DNA was repaired in the laboratory and the modified skin grafted back on.

The family's full details have not been released to protect their privacy, but Hassan's father said the transformation was "like a dream".

Hassan was born in Syria and has had blisters and wounds all over his body since he was a few days old.

The now genetically modified skin cells were grown to make skin grafts totalling 0.85 sq m (9 sq ft). »

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Indiana mom allegedly left child in hot car during interview with Department of Child Services: report

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An Indiana mom was arrested Tuesday for allegedly leaving her toddler in a hot car during a Department of Child Services interview with her newborn, according to a report.

The hospital received a phone call around 4:30 p.m. regarding a small child in the parking lot, Fox 59 reported.

Ost allegedly told authorities that her toddler did not want to come to the appointment with her so she left him the car. »