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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 »

Super blood wolf moon 2019: NYC lunatics prep for rare cosmic event

NYC lunatics are howling in advance of Sunday night’s super blood wolf moon. Joel Benjamin, 36, is hosting a blood moon altar ritual workshop at a bookstore in BedStuy for the cosmic event. The Crown Heights resident says his Jewish ancestors inspired him to do so, because religious texts talk of a “blood moon” bringing… Read More »

FDA warns against honey pacifiers after Texas infants hospitalized with ‘rare’ illness

The FDA issued the warning after receiving reports of four infants in Texas hospitalized with botulism. (iStock) Parents, be warned: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning caregivers to not give honey to babies under one year of age, as four infants in Texas were recently hospitalized after using pacifiers that contained the… Read More »