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The Controversial Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

23 Jun 2023

As medicine uses more and more complex tools to treat illness, I worry that these newer interventions will be seen as impenetrable black boxes. A pill is easy to understand, but gene therapy?...

They Say It’s Genetic But My Parents Don’t Have It

13 Jun 2019

When we’re told a condition we have is “genetic”, it’s tempting to think it means our parents had it, and their parents before them, all the way up to some mysterious Eve-bites-the-apple event. But...

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