Q&A: Gene-editing treatment could replace cholesterol meds

A recent trial of a novel gene-editing technique that lowered dangerously high cholesterol by up to 55% has generated talk of a new front opening against cardiovascular disease, which kills nearly 700,000 Americans each year ...


Study finds genetic screening of adults would be cost-effective

An exhaustive cost-benefit analysis of population genetic testing published in Annals of Internal Medicine concludes with a recommendation to U.S. health policymakers to adopt routine testing of adults ages 40 and under for ...


Never had a lipid panel? Here's why it's important

On a top 10 list of things to do, getting your cholesterol level checked likely doesn't make the cut—but no matter your age, knowing your numbers can be a crucial factor in overall health.

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