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First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably 

First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably Scientists at Sangamo attempted the first human trial of a gene-editing method to cure rare, debilitating enzyme deficiency diseases  After showing early promise, the DNA replacement failed to reduce levels of harmful unprocessed sugars  The gene replacement itself worked, but after nearly… Read More »

11 Things You Should Do at the First Sign of Flu

Conditions How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus. First, don’t catch the flu BeanRibbon/Shutterstock “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year,” says Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York City-based internist and gastroenterologist. While a… Read More »

What we're waiting to learn about President Trump's health one year after his first physical

As part of last year’s physical Trump requested then-White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson to do something quite unusual, He asked him to administer a cognitive exam. These types of exams are not a routine part of a standard physical. Jackson, who was also the physician to President Barack Obama, said it was the first… Read More »