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The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »

Quantifying The Age Of Our Immune System Could Bring Us Some Steps Closer To Precision Medicine

Maybe a feel-young sense can be scientifically proven Getty During winter time practitioners prescribe flu shots to eligible patient groups. Among several categories, the elderly belong in the risk groups. However, a study published recently in Nature Medicine points out that our biological age does not necessarily coincide with the age of our immune system.… Read More »