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Sensing Gene Therapy

By Sabrina Richards | March 31, 2013

Scientists are using genetic techniques to target diseases that affect how we see, hear, smell, taste, and feel.

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Week in Review: March 25-29

By Jef Akst | March 29, 2013

Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death

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New Down Syndrome Protein Found

By Edyta Zielinska | March 26, 2013

Researchers identify a protein involved in the chromosomal disorder that could explain its characteristic learning deficits.

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Anthrax Vax Test OK for Kids

By Jef Akst | March 19, 2013

A presidential bioethics commission lays out the framework for testing the anthrax vaccine in children.

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Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic

By Richard Resnick | March 18, 2013

Next-generation sequencing diagnostics are already being used, and patients are ready.

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Week in Review

By Jef Akst | March 15, 2013

Disgruntled Nobel loser sues; brain trauma researchers search for biomarker of a chronic condition; receptor for novel coronavirus found; the rise of transcriptomics; and ethical oversight of participant-led research

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Novel Virus Entry Portal Found

By Sabrina Richards | March 13, 2013

Researchers identify the target protein of a recently discovered human coronavirus, shedding light on infection and possible interspecies spread.

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Opinion: Unconventional Standards

By Effy Vayena | March 13, 2013

Tailoring ethical oversight to participant-led research

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Networking Medicine

By Jef Akst | March 2, 2013

Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.

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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2013

Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?

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