A recent Crohn's disease trial could provide a cure for up to 620,000 sufferers.
Patients can now have their immune cells 'reprogrammed'.
These adapted cells can be reinjected in to the individual which will relieve symptoms and potentially offer a cure.
Crohn's disease is a condition which causes the digestive system to become extremely inflamed.
Dr Peter Irving, expert consultant gastroenterologist based at London Digestive Health as The Princess Grace Hospital, claims that people will be offered this opportunity in the 'very near future'.