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Human DNA codes for the expression of everything from hair color to metabolism to genetic disorders.  DNA with mutations causes some of these disorders.  Gene therapy replaces or repairs these mutations, by providing “correct” DNA that is attached to a vector.  A vector is a vehicle for the DNA that is put together by researchers.  [...]

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and the third most common cancer.  Despite its prevalence and morbidity, most people forego colonoscopies because the procedure is uncomfortable and invasive. A virtual colonoscopy may increase the number of screenings as a more favorable alternative, however it is not painless. Accuracy [...]

People with diabetes are at an increased risk for foot injury due to decreased sensation and increased blood sugar levels.  For people with diabetes, the risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer ranges from 15- 25% (AMA).  Thirty percent of diabetics over 40 years of age develop lower extremity disease, which includes peripheral arterial disease, [...]