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These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies Might Have Cured Them.

Scientists have long known what causes sickle-cell disease and its devastating effects: a single mutation in one errant gene. But for decades, there has been only modest progress against an inherited condition that mainly afflicts people of African descent. With advances in gene therapy, that is quickly changing — so much so that scientists have… Read More »

Dry January: Why a liver specialist thinks the month-long detox might not be such a good idea

Dry January may encourage people to drink more in the festive season and prevent drinkers facing up to their addiction, a liver consultant has warned. Dr. Mark Wright, a consultant at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said the month-long detox might act as a “decoy” for permanently cutting down. About five million Britons now… Read More »