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The DNA drug revolution

Physicians have long been unable to touch the biological code that drives disease. That is changing as researchers develop DNA-based drugs, genes that replace or "silence" badly working versions, and genetic screening tools for newborn babies. These advances hold great promise but also pose difficult questions. 

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DNA or RNA molecules, arranged into spherical shapes, can attack brain cancers and other illnesses that evade conventional drug design.

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We now have the ability to screen for thousands of genetic diseases in newborns. That may not always be the healthy thing to do.

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After false starts, drugs that manipulate the code of life are finally changing lives.

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DNA-based medicine needs more diversity to avoid harmful bias. One big research project is fixing that.

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