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Gene therapy moves forward Despite their promise, technologies to correct defective genes have been plagued by safety problems leading to unintended — and sometimes fatal — outcomes. But scientists are inching toward safer, more effective gene therapies that may one day treat a range of diseases, from psychiatric disorders to autoimmune diseases to cancers...
Science & the Public
You wouldn’t ask a toddler to wear an adult’s shoes or to chow down its dad’s caloric intake. That’s why clothes, menu portions, even video lengths are adapted to the diminutive sizes appropriate to young children. Yet all too often, medicines are tested in adults and then dispensed in what amounts to an almost one-size-fits-all approach.
Sure, cough-syrup labels recommend that the...