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HANDICAPPING COMBOS IN AMD

Though the failure of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s phase II combo trial in wet AMD surprised few  in the shifting treatment landscape, phase III data due soon from Ophthotech Corp. could change the picture.

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First baby born via three-parent spindle nuclear transfer technique

LONDON – U.S. researchers based at New Hope Fertility Center in New York have announced the first baby born using spindle nuclear transfer (SNT) mitochondrial donation has been delivered safe and well at a clinic in Mexico.

The mother of the baby is a carrier of Leigh's syndrome, a severe neurological disorder characterized by progressive loss of mental and motor function. She previously had four miscarriages and gave birth to two children who died of the disorder, one at 6 years and the other at 8 months.

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