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Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Feb 20, 2024
Genome Sequencing Identified Variants in Fetal Structural Anomalies

Researcher touts identification of "high percentage of genetic disorders"

Feb 14, 2024
More Patients Rely on Early Prenatal Testing as States Toughen Abortion Laws

But testing early in pregnancy may be inaccurate

Feb 13, 2024
A Clue on Why Lupus, Other Autoimmune Diseases Strike Far More Women Than Men

New research shows that the extra X chromosome is involved, but in an unexpected way

Feb 01, 2024
More Patients Rely on Early Prenatal Testing as States Toughen Abortion Laws

But testing early in pregnancy may be inaccurate

A Clue on Why Lupus, Other Autoimmune Diseases Strike Far More Women Than Men

New research shows that the extra X chromosome is involved, but in an unexpected way

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Novel Gene Therapy Allows Kids With Inherited Deafness to Hear

"This is real proof showing gene therapy is working," says researcher

Jan 25, 2024
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Cost of Genomic Testing on the Minds of Many Oncologists

Insurance coverage, patient out-of-pocket costs key considerations for 80% of survey respondents

Jan 16, 2024
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MS Risk Linked to Ancient Migrations

Findings may help demystify multiple sclerosis

Jan 10, 2024
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Retinal Tumor Risk Incidentally Detected at 29 Weeks' Gestation

Finding poses clinical and ethical dilemma for parents and clinicians

Jan 08, 2024
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FDA Approves New Agent for Nerve Pain From Rare Inherited Disease

Eplontersen gets a nod for polyneuropathy from hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis

Dec 22, 2023
FDA APPROVED eplontersen (Wainua) over a computer rendering of amyloidosis
Pomalidomide Cuts Severe Epistaxis in Genetic Bleeding Disorder

24 weeks of daily treatment significantly reduced recurrent nosebleeds in HHT trial

Dec 13, 2023
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Why Is VEXAS Syndrome Often Fatal? Here's an Answer

New study suggests immunodeficiency is a previously unrecognized feature

Dec 12, 2023
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A Closer Look at the Approval of CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

This landmark event brings up broader considerations and implications for other diseases

Dec 11, 2023
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Antisense Drug Trial Provides Key Insights About Huntington's Disease

Lessons learned from investigational tominersen

Dec 06, 2023
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Jamie Foxx's Health Scare; 23andMe Hacked; Decongestant Probe Announced

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Dec 05, 2023
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Here's Why People Think They Developed Food Allergies

Survey finds that 13% thought genetics were responsible, 27% blamed eating behaviors

Nov 16, 2023
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Promising Debut for CRISPR Gene Editing Therapy for LDL Lowering

Preliminary data support concept of "molecular surgery" on PCSK9 gene

Nov 12, 2023
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Zoonotic Spillovers; DNA and RNA Testing for Cancer Risk

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Nov 11, 2023
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First Treatment Approved for Genetic Clotting Disorder

Adzynma indicated as prophylactic or on-demand enzyme replacement therapy in cTTP

Nov 10, 2023
FDA APPROVED ADAMTS13, recombinant-krhn (Adzynma) over a computer rendering of a blood clot.
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