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Scientists report that they have achieved success in identifying a gene therapy for the rare genetic disorder, SCID-X1, which is a severe combined immunodeficiency disease, NPR's Shots blog reports. Without the therapy, the disease is "mostly uniformly fatal" but until now, therapies have been linked to...
Reuters reports that the CDC has issued data informing the public that the number of cases of measles in the United States this year has reached 175, nearly triple the annual average. "Home-grown measles were eliminated from the U.S in 2000" but the disease is still brought into the country by unvaccinated...
ABC News reports that Swedish scientists have identified a new strain of HIV that may be more harmful than existing strains. The findings, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, detail the discovery of A3/O2, a recombinant HIV strain known to progress to AIDS in about five years. This rate is...