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Giving young organ transplant recipients a mobile reminder that might save their lives

In the U.S., more than 1,700 children receive organ transplants each year. Following transplantation, they must take immunosuppressants and steroids to protect their transplanted organ from being attacked by their own immune system. But transplant teams know that kids are 60 percent more likely than adults to struggle with keeping a strict medication schedule. That...

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Patients’ individual genomes may affect efficacy, safety of gene editing

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Gene editing has begun to be tested in clinical trials, using CRISPR-Cas9, zinc finger nucleases (ZFN) and other technologies to directly edit DNA inside people’s cells. Multiple trials are in the recruiting or planning stages. But a study in PNAS this week raises a note of caution, finding that person-to-person genetic differences may undercut the efficacy of...

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