There have been a plethora of advancements, especially in the scientific field. These advancements have helped save lives and treat several unknown diseases. According to an article by Alice Park on the NYTimes, a seven-year-old boy received the most extensive skin transplant yet to treat his health conditions. This patient has a rare genetic disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa which has caused him to have severe blisters and increased chances of infections. He received donor skin from his father to cover small patches of blisters, however, nothing was effective. They were hopeless until the boy's physicians found a new treatment option. They were able to genetically engineer the skin and cover 80% of the boy's body. This was possible because researchers took Michele De Luca's work "who took people’s skin cells, grew them in the lab, and genetically “fixed” them to no longer carry the disease-causing mutation."The boy now had smooth skin and his skin heals like normal skin. I think this article is really interesting because it shows that more advancements are benefitting many people. This child was suffering from this disease; from daily pain to his doctor's losing hope, he has overcome that phase and is living a happy life. I believe more advancements will proceed as we better our understanding of science and the opportunities we don't know about.