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Are we decadent?

Q&A | The West is highly prosperous—and a sense of futility pervades it all
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/07/20, 04:55 pm

Ross Douthat, 40, has for 11 years been a rarity: a conservative and pro-life New York Times columnist. On Feb. 14, before the coronavirus became a major preoccupation, I asked him about ideas in his new book, The Decadent SocietyHere are some edited and tightened excerpts.

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Trial underway for possible cancer cure

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/07/19, 11:18 am

Doctors have safely administered the first U.S. test of a cancer treatment made using the CRISPR gene-editing tool for human patients. It’s too soon to say whether it will cure the disease, the doctors said Wednesday, but cancer specialists said the results made them hopeful.

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Breakthrough drugs for cystic fibrosis unveiled

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/01/19, 12:37 pm

Scientists have developed a treatment that offers relief and hope to people with a disease that makes every breath a struggle. The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Trikafta to treat cystic fibrosis, and doctors shared more details about the three-drug combination in journal articles and at a conference this week.

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