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How a genetically-engineered phage therapy defeated a drug-resistant infection, raising hopes for chronically ill patients

After a difficult lung transplant, 17-year-old cystic fibrosis patient was successfully treated with experimental bacterial phage therapy ...
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Shortcomings of new cystic fibrosis treatments illustrate the complexity of some genetic diseases

Josh Hillman, a 23-year-old Harvard Law student from Alabama, has cystic fibrosis, the progressive genetic disease that causes frequent lung ...
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Cataloguing every type of cell through the ‘Human Cell Atlas’

"No one really knows how many [types of human cells] there will be," [Aviv Regev] says. Immunologists had already counted ...
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Game changer for cystic fibrosis? Discovery of new cell could alter quest for treatment

The discovery of a new type of cell could fundamentally alter how cystic fibrosis researchers seek a cure for the ...
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Gene therapy on brink of golden age: Here’s why

Just as vaccination began first for smallpox, then expanded to a handful of other diseases and has since expanded to ...
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Precision medicine’s cost challenges: Are there lower tech alternatives?

Precision medicine is leading to cures but at high cost to healthcare systems. But there are emerging examples of lower-tech ...