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Researchers developed a custom genetic drug just for one patient, eight-year-old Mila Makovec, who has a progressive neurological disorder, the New York Times reports. It adds, though, that this type of super personalized medicine opens up questions of how to assess the safety and efficacy of the treatment and how to pay for the treatment.

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