Genetics

First gene-edited babies claimed in China

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies—twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

HIV & AIDS

'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find

The child known as the "Mississippi baby"—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable ...

HIV & AIDS

Morocco makes headway against HIV but stigma remains

In Morocco, the struggle against HIV has been so successful in recent years that campaigners worry about losing funding for combatting the virus, but for people living with the disease it remains a heavy stigma.

Medications

Serious falls pose risk to people living with HIV

(HealthDay)—Benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants are associated with serious falls among people living with HIV in their 50s, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Serious falls are a health risk for adults under 65

Adults who take several prescription medications are more likely to experience serious falls, say Yale researchers and their co-authors in a new study. This heightened risk can affect middle-aged individuals—a population ...

HIV & AIDS

How preschools can do more to support children living with HIV

Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, children living with HIV are likely to live much longer than they would without treatment. They will go to school like other children and develop in much the same way. But how much do their ...

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