Gene Editing: A New Treatment Avenue for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
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Gene Editing: A New Treatment Avenue for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

Patients diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have always lived with a grim prognosis. Many don't make it into their 20s and face debilitating symptoms years earlier-- a dark reminder…

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How Historic BRCA Research Nearly Went Off the Rails in the 80s
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How Historic BRCA Research Nearly Went Off the Rails in the 80s

As a scientist, Mary-Claire King has had a remarkable career related to her study of BRCA genes. She’s received a Lasker Award and has been recognized by President Obama with…

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What Really Causes Chronic Lung Infections in Children with Cystic Fibrosis?
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What Really Causes Chronic Lung Infections in Children with Cystic Fibrosis?

Not all bacteria are created equal, but all play a role in sustaining--or breaking down--health. And when you're talking about children with cystic fibrosis (CF), a lung disease that impairs…

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