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Doctors have more difficulty diagnosing disease when looking at images of darker skin | MIT News

When diagnosing skin diseases based solely on images of a patient’s skin, doctors do not perform as well when the patient has darker skin, according to a new study from MIT researchers. The study, which included more than 1,000 dermatologists and general practitioners, found that dermatologists accurately characterized about 38 percent of the images they…

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The first CRISPR therapy approved in the U.S. will treat sickle cell disease

U.S. patients with sickle cell disease now have a novel treatment option: the first-ever CRISPR-based therapy. On December 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the gene-editing therapy for use in patients age 12 years and older. In addition to offering hope of relief for people with severe forms of the painful blood disorder,…

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