Wednesday, September 29, 2004

ALS clone research.

I hesitate to link to this because
  • It did some horrible popup tango in Internet Explorer (but of course Mozilla had no problem with it)
  • It's light on details.
  • It's thick with sensation.
  • This quote alone:
"Fifty percent of those diagnosed with [ALS] die within 14 months. The most dramatic symptoms are a weakness in the face and throat muscles, slurred speech and difficulty chewing and swallowing." I guess inability to breath isn't such a dramatic symptom. From the description in this article, you might never know that eventually the patient is completely paralyzed.

Anyway, I'm glad to see the folks who made Dolly the cloned sheep taking an interest in ALS.
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