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Gene therapy may have its first blockbuster

A newborn. A fatal diagnosis. And soon, a one-time gene replacement cure in the first weeks of life. The cost? You don’t want to know. Gene therapy is about to achieve a milestone. As soon as tomorrow, drug giant Novartis expects to …Continue reading

Want to know when you’re going to die?

It’s the ultimate unanswerable question we all face: When will I die? If we knew, would we live differently? So far, science has been no more accurate at predicting life span than a $10 fortune teller. But that’s starting to change. The …Continue reading