The First One

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences is embarking on its first clinical trial, reports the Nature News Blog. The trial is examining a drug, called DEX-M74, for hereditary inclusion body myopathy, a condition that strikes young adults and for which there is no treatment, a press release adds.

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