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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 »

Doctors race to find out more about polio-like disease AFM before next wave

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Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases while other states grapple with the disease

Since January 1, Clark County Public Health has confirmed 47 cases of measles. In King County, home of Seattle, at least one confirmed case was reported. A vast majority of those who came down with measles — 41 — were not vaccinated against the disease, Clark County officials said. One patient did receive a vaccination… Read More »