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When a meteorite crashes in downtown Chicago, a hideous virus is unleashed causing victims to mutate into carnivorous monsters. With the human population decreasing at a dangerous rate, U.S.... More > President Simmons puts the Windy City under martial law and summons the powers of the armed forces and medical doctors to find a cure for the virus and wipe out all those infected. Truck driver and former Marine Antoine Benoit is recruited into their ranks. Can they take out the virus before it wipes out all humankind? Don't miss this dramatic sci-fi thriller!< Less
Genetics of Gaucher Disease
This review article discusses genetic, clinical and evolutionary aspects of Gaucher disease. Gaucher disease is an autosomal recessive disorder of lipid storage. It is very common worldwide. This... More > review covers traditional laboratory and genetic testing for Gaucher disease, with specific attention given to the effectiveness and limitations of these tests. Treatment options, including experimental gene therapy, are covered as well. We explored the prevalence of this disorder and compared rates of occurrence of different mutations among different ethnic groups. Special attention has been given to the evolutionary aspect of Gaucher disease – we discussed anthropologic and animal studies and analyzed the most popular hypothesis of the selective advantage of Gaucher disease. This review article also discusses the rates of occurrence of neurological, pulmonary and cardio-vascular disease in Gaucher disease patients.< Less