A European research team this month published data in PLoS One suggesting that down-regulation of a specific microRNA, miR-203, is involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.
According to Karolinska Institutet researcher and senior author Andor Pivarcsi, this is the first time an miRNA has been closely linked to any inflammatory condition and the finding could help set the stage for new treatment options for the skin disorder.
 

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

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