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These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies Might Have Cured Them.

Scientists have long known what causes sickle-cell disease and its devastating effects: a single mutation in one errant gene. But for decades, there has been only modest progress against an inherited condition that mainly afflicts people of African descent. With advances in gene therapy, that is quickly changing — so much so that scientists have… Read More »

10 Signs Your Flu Might Be Deadly

Conditions The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 80,000 people died from the flu last year alone. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe this season. What is the flu? eldar nurkovic/Shutterstock The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that’s caused by influenza viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »