The genetic study lends credence to the theory that migraine stems from problems with the blood supply system in the brain. Researchers believe it will provide a good basis on which to develop tailor-made treatment for migraine sufferers.
Butterfly children have a gene defect that makes their skin as fragile as the wings of insects. Now, doctors have managed to save the life of a boy by transplanting his own genetically repaired skin cells.
A judge at the High Court in London is hearing new evidence before ruling on whether a critically ill child should be sent for treatment to the US or be taken off life support. The case has drawn world attention.
Researchers in the US have used an experimental gene-editing technique to correct a mutation in dozens of embryos. Some hailed the development as illuminating and surprising; others say it crossed a moral line.
Two British parents have given up their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment. Their lawyer said that "time had run out," judging by the 11-month-old's latest brain scans.
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