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The Chinese dad making medicine to treat his dying son

Two-year-old Haoyang has likely just months to liveā€”but the only medicine that can help his rare genetic condition is not found anywhere in China and closed borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic mean he cannot travel for ...

Ophthalmology

Bionic eye gives hope to the blind

After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.

Genetics

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Tracking the genetic causes

Vitamin B12 is essential to human health. However, some people have inherited conditions that leave them unable to process vitamin B12. As a result they are prone to serious health problems, including developmental delay, ...

Genetics

Discovery may help to explain mystery of 'missing' genetic risk

A new study could help to answer an important riddle in our understanding of genetics: why research to look for the genetic causes of common diseases has failed to explain more than a fraction of the heritable risk of developing ...

Genetics

Australian breakthrough in stem cell kidney research

New research led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), has combined gene editing technology with stem cell kidney regeneration to correct a patient's gene mutation.

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