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Terminally ill British boy case heads to court today in light of new evidence

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A British court will assess new evidence in the case of 11-month-old Charlie Gard as his mother pleaded with judges to allow the terminally ill infant to receive experimental treatment.

Great Ormond Street Hospital applied for the court hearing to be held Monday amid “new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition.”

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This undated handout photo shows Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Gard.
This undated handout photo shows Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Gard. Family of Charlie Gard via AP

The application came after both Pope Francis and President Donald Trump brought international attention to the case.

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Gard, who has a form of mitochondrial disease – a rare genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage – has gained global interest after his parents lost a long legal battle to give him experimental therapy in the United States.

Courts have ruled that the treatment may cause suffering.

Charlie’s mother told Sky that she wants the judges to “listen,” to experts who say the treatment might help.

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