Encoded Maladies: A Survey of Disorders that Arise in Our Genes
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Encoded Maladies: A Survey of Disorders that Arise in Our Genes

A look into the complex world of genetic disorders, their histories, and how we treat them.   Cystic Fibrosis   By Ian MacArthur   Anyone who has ever suffered from the common cold understands the nuisance posed by mucous buildup in the upper respiratory tract. Although it may cause discomfort, mucous plays an important role … Continue reading

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Causes for Concern: Emerging Epidemics

A chronicle of dangerous infectious outbreaks around the globe. The Return of SARS? By Alexander Bernstein  First identified in China in November 2002, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus seemed to be the thing of science fiction and nightmares. The disease spread within months, consumed much of the world, and included relatively high percentage … Continue reading