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Genes and disease

New hope for those with stone man syndrome

Researchers believe there's hope for patients with a rare genetic disorder that turns their muscle into bone. Without intervention, most patients young, starving to death after their jaws freeze shut or suffocating when new bone develops.

PGD-IVF testing: what you need to know

PGD stands for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis; IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation. Together they are a technique for preventing Huntington’s disease (HD) from being passed on to children.

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