The group, Public Citizen, says in a letter dated Tuesday that the study’s protocol is also so “fundamentally flawed” that it will not produce reliable findings

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Whether hair pulling, skin picking or cheek biting, body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives. How can science help us understand and treat these distressing conditions better?

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Small interfering RNA sounds like something from a science fiction novel rather than a revolutionary type of medicine. This is an exciting approach because it enhances the effectiveness of the treatment and reduces side effects

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Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University, said the move is consistent with recommendations from the Institute of Medicine several years ago. “We have mechanisms in place to protect patients,” he said. “It doesn’t need to be treated as a special case of clinical research any longer.”

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People with multiple sclerosis sometimes become desperate and will travel to other countries for experimental stem cell treatments. That’s not always a good idea

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“My signature was so bad, and my writing was just atrocious,” he says. “One day I was over at our business and I was writing an order. And one of my foremen said, ‘Why don’t you let me write that for you?’ “

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The FDA is powerless to stop them. The newly enacted right-to-try law allows drug makers to earn a profit by selling unproven therapies to desperate and dying patients

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Parents-to-be want to know. Every parent-to-be wants a healthy baby. And, when offered an opportunity, most couples want to know which disease-causing genes, or risk factors, they carry and could unwittingly pass to their children

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