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Gene therapy aids vision for 3 with rare blindnessupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:53:00

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania announced in April 2008 the use of an innovative gene therapy treatment to safely restore vision in three adults with a rare form of congenital blindness. The technique involves an injection that delivers DNA to the nucleus of a cell so it can begin making the protein that the blind patients don't have. Although the patients have not achieved normal eyesight, the results set the stage for possible treatment of other retinal diseases.

Drugs change athlete's sexupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:39:00

Steroids an athlete unknowingly took made it impossible for her to remain female. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

Athlete says sports steroids changed him from woman to manupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:39:00

Heidi Krieger proved herself one of the world's top athletes in the 1980s, winning medal after medal in the shot put for East Germany. Steroids In America: The Futureupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 10:52:00

I am one of the most avid sports fans you'll find," Se-Jin Lee says. It's true. He'll watch anything. Basketball. Football. Fútbol. Billiards on channel seven-hundred-whatever. As a graduate student in the '80s Lee used to sit in his car in the driveway with the radio on to listen to the games of faraway baseball teams. Even now, in his lab at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, he easily rattles off the NCAA basketball tournament winners in order from 1964 to 2007. And, like anyone who values fair competition these days, he's disturbed by the issue of performance-enhancing drugs in sports. A Gene to Cure Blindnessupdated: Fri May 25 2007 15:40:00

A procedure that replaces faulty genes in the blind might hold cures for all kinds of genetic diseases and for cancer

Common virus 'kills cancer'updated: Wed Jun 22 2005 08:44:00

A common virus that is harmless to people can destroy cancerous cells in the body and might be developed into a new cancer therapy, US researchers said.

Fortune: This Man Would Have You Live A Really, Really, Really, Really Long Time. If a mouse can survive the equivalent of 180 years, whyupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 00:01:00

Absent-mindedly stroking his Rip Van Winkle beard, Aubrey de Grey recalls when he first realized how humans might halt the process of growing old. His "Eureka!" came at a research meeting in Califo...

Fortune: Can Gene Therapy Cure This Child? The money is short and the science controversial, but a lot more than business rides on a biotupdated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Loss threatens young biotech companies in more forms than any other kind of business. Investors can lose millions when a promising drug fails to work or funds run out before testing is complete. Re...

Fortune: Blessings From The Book of Life Decoding the human genome will yield a bounty of biotech miracles that will transform our lives updated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

In 1998 biotechnology's jauntiest visionary, J. Craig Venter, stunned fellow scientists by declaring that a company he was forming would decode human DNA's sequence of chemical building blocks by t...

Fortune: Wash That Gray Right Out of Your Hair THE REVIVAL OF GENE THERAPYupdated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

A breakthrough by a group of researchers in Philadelphia may help reinvigorate the struggling field of gene therapy and portend a future in which Just For Men hair color is history.

Fortune: THE NEW ATTACK ON KILLER DISEASES There's fresh hope for ailments from cancer to Alzheimer's. Understanding the genetic and moleupdated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

BUGS -- viruses and bacteria -- cause most minor diseases, and some of the major ones like AIDS. But many of the real killers and cripplers, including cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, a...

Fortune: SCIENCE CLOSES IN ON THE SUPERANIMAL Genetic researchers have mastered giant mice. Now they are trying to raise fast-growing livupdated: Mon Mar 03 1986 00:01:00

PIGS THE SIZE of cows? Cows the size of elephants? Maybe. By injecting modified human growth-hormone genes into the just-fertilized eggs of mice, scientists have created new generations of oversize...

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