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Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »

Race or class irrelevant in intelligence of babies, groundbreaking Oxford study finds

LONDON — Babies born in similar circumstances will thrive regardless of race or geography, Oxford-led research has found, quashing the idea that race or class determines intelligence. In a scientific first, the team of researchers tracked the physical and intellectual development of babies around the world from the earliest days after conception to age two.… Read More »