The results, published Wednesday online in the New England Journal of Medicine, represent "another example of the gene-therapy renaissance," Matthew Porteus, a pediatrician at Stanford University, wrote in an accompanying editorial. He said the data suggests that the treatment ultimately might provide an "ideal cure" for hemophilia B.
Shopping to update your coverage on the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace may be annoying - didn't you just do this last year? But letting the exchange automatically renew your coverage instead could be a big mistake. If you don't like the plan you're auto-enrolled in this year you may be stuck with it in 2018, unlike previous years when people could generally switch.
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