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Michigan Couple Learn Baby Boy Has Charlie Gard's Disease

It's the kind of disease three-parent IVF could prevent

(Newser) - Mitochondrial diseases afflict an estimated one in 4,000 people , most notably in the recent high-profile case of Charlie Gard in the UK, whose parents unsuccessfully sought to transport him to the US for experimental treatment. The fault lies in mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited from mothers and is responsible... More »

Baby Charlie Gard Has Died

His parents announced his death Friday

(Newser) - Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a monthslong court battle in the UK, has died after being removed from life support, the Mirror reports. The 11-month-old, who was born with mitochondrial depletion syndrome and whose parents fought in vain for him to be allowed to travel... More »

Charlie Gard's Parents Say Judge Denied Last Wish

Baby will be taken off life support in hospice

(Newser) - In what was one of their final wishes for their son's life, Charlie Gard's parents say they wanted to spend "a week or so" in hospice with him before he would be taken off life support, the Guardian reports. A judge denied that possibility Thursday. A British... More »

Charlie Gard's Parents Concede He Will Die in Hospital

Connie Yates requests medical team of her choosing for hospice care

(Newser) - The parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard conceded Wednesday that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished, the AP reports. Connie Yates, the mother of the baby at the center of an international medical and legal battle, returned to London's... More »

Charlie Gard's Parents Fighting One Last Battle

To bring him home to die

(Newser) - Charlie Gard's death seems inevitable, but what is yet to be decided is how it will occur, with the infant's parents and London's Great Ormond Street Hospital still at odds. A lawyer says Connie Yates and Chris Gard, who on Monday ended their legal battle to move... More »

Charlie Gard's Parents End Legal Fight to Save Him

It's 'too late,' their attorney tells a London court

(Newser) - Little Charlie Gard's legal battle is over: His parents on Monday dropped their fight to move their baby from London to the US for experimental treatment, reports the AP . "Sadly, time has run out," said their attorney, per the Telegraph . Parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates made... More »

Hospital Gets Death Threats Over Charlie Gard

Legal proceedings continue tomorrow in London over experimental procedure

(Newser) - Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment rallied Sunday in London, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the case they have received death threats, the AP reports. A small group of about 20 activists supporting Gard's parents,... More »

Charlie Gard's Dad on Hearing Latest on Dying Baby: 'Evil!'

Brain scans on little Charlie said to be 'sad reading'

(Newser) - The British parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have been told by a hospital lawyer that the results of their son's latest brain scans make for "sad reading." Great Ormond Street Hospital lawyer Katie Gollop broke the bad news to Charlie's parents at a pre-court... More »

After Fight Over Charlie Gard's Head Size, an Outburst in Court

Questions from the judge brought things to a boiling point

(Newser) - The parents of a baby with a rare genetic disease stormed out of a London court hearing in an emotional outburst Thursday, as the couple tried to convince a judge to let them take 11-month-old Charlie Gard to the United States for medical treatment. A succession of judges has backed... More »

Parents of Charlie Gard Have 2 Days to Prove Treatments Exist

New turn after Charlie Gard was scheduled to be taken off life support

(Newser) - The fight over Charlie Gard’s life support has captured headlines for months, and now a new turn in the terminally ill 11-month-old’s story. A UK judge has granted Charlie’s parents two days to turn in evidence that experimental treatments will help their son, reports the Guardian . The... More »

New Twist in Saga of Baby on Life Support

London hospital will ask court to reconsider allowing treatment

(Newser) - In the latest turn in the Charlie Gard saga, a London hospital says it will not turn off life support for the brain-damaged baby as it seeks a new court opinion, the New York Times reports. The about-face came Friday after the hospital received "claims of fresh evidence" for... More »

NYC Hospital Says It Has 'Agreed to Admit' Charlie Gard

But 'legal hurdles' have to be cleared first

(Newser) - A New York City hospital says it has "agreed to admit and evaluate" Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby whose case has attracted the attention of Pope Francis and President Trump . New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center says it can admit 11-month-old Charlie, provided... More »

Trump Wades Into Issue of Terminally Ill UK Baby

Says US 'would be delighted' to help Charlie Gard

(Newser) - President Trump is offering help to a terminally ill British baby. Trump tweeted Monday that "if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so." The White House did not immediately answer questions about... More »

Pope Speaks on Dying Baby, Changes Vatican Position

Francis says parents should be allowed to do everything possible

(Newser) - Pope Francis has been following the heartbreaking case of Charlie Gard "with affection and sadness," and he believes the parents of the terminally ill British baby should be allowed to do everything possible to treat him, the Vatican said in a statement Sunday. "He prays that their... More »

Baby to Come Off Life Support After Parents Lose Court Fight

They wanted to bring Charlie Gard from UK to US for experimental treatment

(Newser) - The legal fight is over: A hospital in the UK will take an infant off life support after his parents failed to convince a court that he could be saved with an experimental treatment. The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that keeping 10-month-old Charlie Gard alive would do... More »

Britain's Top Court Won't Let Dying Baby Go to US

Parents of Charlie Gard have one last appeal left

(Newser) - The British parents of a dying 10-month-old have just one more chance to win permission to bring him to the US for experimental treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates filed an emergency appeal with the European Court of Human Rights after Britain's Supreme Court ruled against them on Thursday,... More »

Judge's Ruling Has Parents Facing Their 'Worst Nightmare'

8-month-old Charlie Gard can be taken off life support against parents' will

(Newser) - Two parents broke down Tuesday as a London judge told them their 8-month-old baby could be taken off life support against their will, the Guardian reports. Charlie Gard was born with mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which causes worsening muscle weakness and brain damage. Only 16 children worldwide are thought to have... More »

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