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'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven, Potentially Harmful: FDA

Print this page TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 — They’re often called “vampire” treatments, in which people undergo infusions of a young donor’s blood plasma to treat everything from aging to Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. But these expensive “fountain of youth” therapies are unproven and potentially unsafe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday.… Read More »

Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy

Genetic disorders can be detected early in pregnancyNEIL BROMHALL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Sam Wong A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal DNA in the mother’s blood. Non-invasive prenatal tests are already available for chromosome disorders such as Down’s syndrome. Two years ago,… Read More »