First porcine kidney transplant for woman raises serious ethical concerns

New York 10/20/21, 18:45

In September, a brain-dead woman received a kidney transplant from a genetically altered pig in a procedure that surgeons at a New York City hospital described as "successful." However, this practice, which many in the scientific and medical community describe as "innovative," raises serious ethical concerns.   According to Reuters, the modified ...

FDA approves $2M medicine, most expensive ever

Business 05/24/19, 13:36

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common variant of the disease within a couple years.The treatment is priced at $2.125 million. Out-of-pocket costs for patients will vary based on ...

Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble boy’ disease

U.S. 04/17/19, 16:06

They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now eight babies with "bubble boy disease" have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immune system's worst enemies — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.A study out Wednesday details ...

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