Can Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Predict Rheumatological Diseases?
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Can Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Predict Rheumatological Diseases?

Genetic testing, such as 23andMe, has been approved by the FDA for direct-to-consumer genetic testing.  However, this type of testing has not been approved to predict rheumatic diseases. Research is…

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Glial Cell Immaturity Cause of Huntington’s Disease
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Glial Cell Immaturity Cause of Huntington’s Disease

University of Copenhagen researchers have been studying the cause of Huntington’s disease in order to potentially develop a treatment.  They have determined that failure of glial cell maturation is a…

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Is Fetal Gene Therapy the Cure to These Rare Diseases?
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Is Fetal Gene Therapy the Cure to These Rare Diseases?

Scientists are researching the possibility of fetal gene therapies as possible cures for rare diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and Gaucher's disease.  With fetal gene…

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