Better-educated Americans increasingly live longer than everyone else, and children from higher-income families in the U.S. are getting more education than other people. These are two of the most disturbing trends in the U.S., and it’s entirely plausible that they are related.
Patients who undergo broad DNA testing to explain a specific medical condition also should be told about chance findings that indicate risk for other serious diseases, a group of genetic specialists said.
Augmenting the body’s innate ability to rid itself of “garbage” that regularly builds up in human cells may help defend against the West Nile and chikungunya virus, and slow the spread of HIV, scientists said.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., maker of the hepatitis C drug Incivek and cystic fibrosis medicine Kalydeco, is refocusing development efforts on specialty diseases, seeking partnerships or alternative sources of funding for some programs.
On the fourth floor of a red brick medical building in Boston’s South End is an office where few want to go -- where people get a frequently unwelcome glimpse of their future through a careful reading of their DNA.
NeuroSearch A/S said the results of a meta-analysis with its Huntexil treatment for Huntington’s disease support the conclusions drawn from each individual trial, with better precision due to the larger number of observations.