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Death in CRISPR gene therapy study sparks search for answers
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Death in CRISPR gene therapy study sparks search for answers

This undated photo shows Terry Horgan. Horgan, a 27-year-old who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, died last month, Oct. 2022, according to Cure Rare Disease, a Connecticut-based nonprofit founded by his brother, Rich, to try and save him. Although it’s still unclear what killed him, his death is raising questions about the experiment and the overall prospect of what one ethicist calls designer genetic therapies.(Kate Collins/The Journal via AP)This undated photo shows Terry Horgan with his parents in the family's Montour Falls, N.Y., home. Horgan, a 27-year-old who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, died last month, Oct. 2022, according to Cure Rare Disease, a Connecticut-based nonprofit founded by his brother, Rich, to try and save him. Although it’s still unclear what killed him, his dea...
Millions of cookies: MacKenzie Scott gives Girl Scouts $85M
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Millions of cookies: MacKenzie Scott gives Girl Scouts $85M

FILE - The headquarters of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in Albuquerque, N.M., is shown June 7, 2021. Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches. The CEO, Sofia Chang, of the 110-year-old organization said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, that her support of the organization means as much to them as the donation itself. The funds will help the organization recover from the impact of the pandemic, which drove down its membership. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File) By THALIA BEATYAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches, the 110-year-old organization said Tuesday, calling it a vote of confidence. “Her support of our org...