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  • 5-year-old firefighter lobbies for right-to-try bill

    A 5-year-old honorary firefighter who is battling a terminal form of muscular dystrophy pleaded with Indiana legislators Wednesday to expand patient access to experimental drugs, including one his family hopes could give him decades longer to live.
  • UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people

    Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies. The bill granting the...

    UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

    UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people
    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016
    A Northbrook company said it has won fast-track status for approval of a drug that could become the first in the United States to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle disease found most often in boys. Privately held Marathon Pharmaceuticals...

    Shane Burcaw: Helping families with 'No More Nightmares'

    Shane Burcaw: Helping families with 'No More Nightmares'
    It's the next chapter in Shane Burcaw's life. The 21-year-old has a wildly-popular blog, "Laughing At My Nightmare," followed by 500,000 people on the website Tumblr. He just released his first book, a memoir by the same name, and he has an occasional...