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Manufacturing Business For Sale: Candle Manufacturing Business Inc Equipment For Sale

Business Now Mag - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:24
All candles are handmade natural wax candles that have been carefully created to have maximum scent throw and long burning characteristics. Each candle is presented in a silver lidded tin with a high
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Trump tariffs: Markets fall as trade war fears mount

BBC Business News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:07
Stocks continue to slide as investors are rattled by the escalation of the US-China trade dispute.
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Trump tariffs: Markets fall as trade war fears mount

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:07
Stocks continue to slide as investors are rattled by the escalation of the US-China trade dispute.
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BBC Business News Feed: Trump tariffs: Markets fall as trade war fears mount

Business Now Mag - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:07
Stocks continue to slide as investors are rattled by the escalation of the US-China trade dispute.
Categories: Business

A Look Inside MSC Seaview, the Brand New Luxury Megaship from Europe’s Favorite Cruise Line

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:06
<p>If you haven’t heard buzz about <a href="https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Homepage.aspx" target="_blank">MSC Cruises</a> yet, it’s only a matter of time. This brand — the fourth-largest cruise line in the world, by capacity, though still lesser-known stateside — recently embarked on an ambitious $13.5 billion global expansion plan, including extensions into North America, to bring its Mediterranean hospitality to a wider audience.</p><p>The company’s deep-rooted Mediterranean history is a part of its broader ethos. Its parent corporation, the <a href="https://www.msc.com/" target="_blank">Mediterranean Shipping Company</a>, was founded by in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/maddeningly-seductive" target="_blank">Naples</a> by sea captain Gianluigi Aponte. After acquiring a local cruise line back in 1989, the branch that would come to be known as <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/cruises/msc-world-cruise" target="_blank">MSC Cruises</a> steadily built up a loyal following in the region, eventually becoming the number one cruise line in Italy and Europe as a whole. MSC remains a family company, run by several generations of Apontes who oversee the growing cruise division and every aspect of its operations. From the international menus to lush design, there is a distinctly Mediterranean spirit to their ships.</p><p><a href="https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Discover-MSC/Cruise-Ships/MSC-Seaview.aspx" target="_blank"><em>MSC Seaview</em></a>, the most recent addition to their fleet, is just the third of an eventual 13 megaships to be introduced over the next eight years. Alongside twin sister <em>Seaside</em>, which debuted in Miami in December 2017, <em>Seaview</em> is the largest ship ever built in Italy. And last week, the ship made a ceremonial entrance to the inaugural port in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/a-food-lovers-guide-to-genoa-italy" target="_blank">Genoa</a>. After a glamorous christening event — featuring Sophia Loren, the company’s “godmother,” in her ceremonial role as ribbon-cutter — the ship set off on its first <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/cruises/reasons-to-cruise" target="_blank">sailing</a>. </p><p>The inaugural summer season will circle the Mediterranean, with six stops each week in Genoa, Naples, Messina, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/more-than-meets-the-eye" target="_blank">Valletta</a>, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/the-new-barcelona" target="_blank">Barcelona</a>, and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/marseilles-travel-restaurants" target="_blank">Marseilles</a>. When autumn comes to Europe, <em>Seaview </em>will move to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/brazil-points-of-interest" target="_blank">Brazil</a> for a variety of itineraries along the coast. Because the ship will sail between hemispheres twice a year — creating an effect of endless summer — <em>Seaview</em> is known lovingly as “the ship that follows the sun.”</p><p>Interested in learning more about this luxe new megaship from the Mediterranean’s favorite cruise line? <em>Travel + Leisure</em> was invited for an exclusive tour around the just-christened <em>MSC Seaview</em>. Here’s a look inside:</p><img alt="atrium on the MSC Seaview "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528839597/atrium.jpg?itok=_9mllHGR"><h2>Ship Design</h2><p>The design for MSC Cruises' <em>Seaside</em> class, of which <em>Seaview</em> is the second of an eventual four ships, is inspired by ocean liners from the golden age of transatlantic travel. The engine and funnel are brought forward, toward the middle, allowing for better weight distribution and an unprecedented amount of outdoor space. The design also allows for a soaring four-story atrium in the middle of the vessel, surrounded by bars and lounges and focused around a LED installation that becomes a colorful backdrop for nightly live music. Connecting the various levels of the atrium are MSC Cruises' signature <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/swarovski-kristallwelten-austria-reopens" target="_blank">Swarovski</a> crystal staircases, found on all of their newer ships.</p><img alt="suite on the MSC Seaview "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528839597/MSC18015536.jpg?itok=XzK7F9tn"><h2>Staterooms</h2><p><em>MSC Seaview</em> has 2,066 cabins that can welcome up to 4,052 passengers. There are seven levels of accommodation, ranging from affordable interior rooms (no windows) to various suites and family-friendly cabins. The two-bedroom grand suites, the largest of the options outside the MSC Yacht Club (more on that later), feature two bathrooms (including a bathtub) and a sizeable balcony, and other large suites include whirlpool baths on the deck. I stayed in a comfortable Balcony Stateroom and loved being able to read outside at sunset while enjoying a beer from my well-stocked minibar. </p><img alt="Asian Market Kitchen by Roy Yamaguchi on MSC Seaview "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1529087210/asian%20market%20kitchen%202%202.jpg?itok=qBxSrxme"><h2>Dining</h2><p>Food lovers rejoice: MSC Cruises is bringing its culinary offerings to the next level with its <em>Seaside</em> class, and the options aboard <em>Seaview </em>are as varied as they are delicious. The ship houses an impressive six specialty restaurants, like Asian Market Kitchen by chef Roy Yamaguchi, a noted restaurateur and pioneer of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/new-hawaiian-food-revolution" target="_blank">Hawaiian regional cuisine</a>. Inside, you'll find three different spaces: a teppanyaki grill, where chefs experiment with nontraditional flavors and new applications of the teppan technique with dishes like filet mignon seared with rosemary-infused oil; a pan-Asian, Hawaiian-inspired a la carte space; and a sushi bar, where chefs slice up fresh seafood in front of your eyes for dishes like yellowtail crudo with grapefruit, ponzu, and <em>kaiware</em> daikon sprouts.</p><p>Next door, Spanish chef Ramón Freixa — who started his career at his family's eatery in Barcelona, before earning two Michelin stars at his eponymous restaurant in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/tls-definitive-guide-to-madrid" target="_blank">Madrid</a> — serves up fresh and inventive seafood dishes at Ocean Cay. Freixa mixes his Mediterranean roots with his passion for "glocalization" to create spins on classic preparations, like a twist on <em>huevos rotos </em>swapping in octopus for the typical Serrano ham, or "Binomial Shrimp" served both as a tartare and head-on and stuffed with salmon roe.</p><img alt="Ocean Cay by Ramon Freixa on MSC Seaview "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528839597/ocean%20cay.jpg?itok=hU6fn1-S"><p>For dessert, the place to be is the Venchi Chocolate Bar — formed in partnership with the 140-year-old Italian confectionary company. In addition to the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/best-gelaterias-in-italy" target="_blank">gelato</a> made fresh on board, using regional ingredients like <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/taste-the-flavors-of-piedmont" target="_blank">Piemontese</a> hazelnuts, Sicilian Almonds, and pistachios from Bronte, you'll find a candy case full of treats like olive oil chocolates and nutty cremino. For a sweet caffeine fix, try a specialty coffee with freshly-made <em>gianduja </em>and a hazelnut-coated rim. </p><p>There is also a steakhouse, Butcher's Cut; L'Atelier Bistrot, a french brasserie; three dining rooms for nightly dinners; and two buffet-style cafeterias. While the buffet options span the globe with dishes from cheeseburgers to palak paneer, the company’s Italian origins are especially evident here. Even the casual meals have flair, featuring fresh mozzarella made on board, innovative pizzas like a sausage pie with charcoal-infused crust, and local ingredients from each port (for their fresh pesto, the ship's culinary crew buys four tons of fresh basil every week). Oh, and there are 20 — yes, 20 — different bars around the ship.</p><img alt="snow room at the MSC Seaview Aurea Spa "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528839597/MSC18015368.jpg?itok=FpHG22bv"><h2>Wellness</h2><p>The centerpiece of the wellness offerings is the MSC Aurea Spa, measuring at nearly 26,000 square feet. In addition to the dozens of massage treatment rooms, it also includes a thermal area with different areas to explore at your leisure, like a Himalayan salt room, several types of saunas, sensory steam baths bathed in mood-setting colored lights, and even a snow room for your cool down. The complex also has a medi-spa for treatments like acupuncture and even Botox, plus <em>vinotherapy</em> facials — harnessing the antioxidant power of grapes — and two dedicated rooms for <em>thalassotherapy</em>, a saltwater treatment.</p><p>Also onboard is a huge fitness center, with brand-new Technogym machines, a spinning studio, and daily fitness classes, and a sports area for activities like tennis and basketball. Post-workout, stop by the barbershop or Jean Louis David hair salon to freshen up.</p><img alt="Odeon Theatre on the MSC Seaview "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528839597/odeon%20theatre.jpg?itok=GUSu9rZo"><h2>Entertainment</h2><p><em>Seaview</em> has 13 public whirlpool baths and four pool areas, including an aft pool on deck seven. The sunniest spots are the main pool on the top deck and the limited-access plunge pool in the members-only Yacht Club area. The Jungle Pool, with a water park and a retractable roof, is your best bet for kids (especially on the occasional rainy day at sea). There are plenty of thrilling activities in and around the top-deck pool area, including the longest <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/adventure-travel/worlds-longest-zipline-united-arab-emirates" target="_blank">zip line</a> at sea, an interactive slide-boarding game on one of the slides, and a 262-foot high glass bridge that juts out over the water. </p><img alt="kids club on the MSC Seaview "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528839597/kids%20club.jpg?itok=yygEjmUz"><p>The indoor activities are just as exciting. The ship is equipped with two full-size bowling lanes, an interactive 5-D cinema, and even an Formula 1 racing simulator. Six specialized areas are available for kids on board, from playrooms built in partnership with <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/offbeat/lego-house-denmark" target="_top">LEGO</a> and Italian toy company Chicco to a teen-focused area with tons of videogames. Plus, free daily babysitting until 11 PM. </p><p>Adults will appreciate <em>Seaview</em>'s many shopping areas and the 934-seat Odeon Theatre, which puts on seven different Broadway-style productions each with with multiple showings a night. And, of course, it's good to get off board and experience the ports on one of MSC's three- to four-hour excursions, including their recently-launched bike tours.</p><img alt="Yacht Club on the MSC Seaview "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528839597/yacht%20club.jpg?itok=RfZN0_dA"><h2>MSC Yacht Club</h2><p>MSC is known for this "ship within a ship concept," which offers exclusive perks and a quieter, more private on-board experience. In addition to restricted-access public spaces, like a bar, pool, solarium, and private restaurant, Yacht Club guests enjoy bonuses like 24-hour concierge and butler service and dedicated treatment rooms in the spa. Suites, of which there are only 86, have marble bathrooms, memory foam mattresses, and hardwood detailing. A favorite hangout in the Yacht Club is the Top Sail Lounge, which offers the best panoramas on the ship — from here, you'll get the same view as the captain.</p><p>To maintain exclusivity, MSC Yacht Club guests make up (at most) three percent of the total passengers aboard <em>Seaview. </em>MSC Yacht Club options start at around $2,000 per person per night, inclusive of most costs. </p><img alt="MSC for Me from MSC cruises "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1528919345/msc-for-me-MSCSEAVIEW0618%202.jpg?itok=X0jaxqPk"><h2>Onboard Technology</h2><p>MSC has been a leader in using technology to improve the cruise experience, introducing wearable bracelets that can function as a wallet, a room key, and even a kid-tracker, all connected to their MSC for Me app. Facial recognition technology allows staff to anticipate your needs and personalize your experience, and 139 interactive screens throughout the ship will allow you to check your schedule and make reservations for meals, shows, and excursions. MSC Cruises is also on track to have a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/msc-cruises-bellissima-virtual-assistants" target="_blank">digital cruise assistant</a>, named Zoe, in every ship cabin by March 2019. Zoe will speak seven languages, acting as a personal cruise concierge.</p><p>To book: <em><a href="https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Homepage.aspx" target="_blank">msccruisesusa.com</a>; 8-day Mediterranean cruises from $538, 4-day South America cruises from $359. </em></p><p> </p>
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How to Eat Kiwano: Discover this Tasty African Cucumber

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:00
Learn more about exotic kiwano fruit and how you could be using it to impress in the kitchen this summer.
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Unravel 2 Review: Partners In Twine

Gamespot News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:00

With its warm, rustic setting, and an instantly endearing protagonist, the first Unravel had the outward appearance of a happily nostalgic adventure. That initial fuzzy feeling, however, gave way to a series of frustrating puzzles and a story that took some unexpectedly dark turns. In the game's final hours, the poor little hero Yarny was left all alone in a hostile world. What a relief it is to see him in a better place in Unravel Two, the sequel that's notably comforting thanks to the introduction of a second yarnling. Once they meet, Yarny and his new friend immediately hit it off and set out on a new adventure.

Similar to the original game, Unravel Two has ethereal slice-of-life scenes that play out in the background of each stage. This time, the literal background story involves two youths making the drastic decision to run away from their hyper-religious families. Yarny and his new partner make their own journey through the small town they live in, inadvertently helping the kids along the way with each new platforming challenge they surmount. Despite trips to more urban settings, the design philosophy and earthy aesthetic that made the first game such a visual treat haven't been abandoned. Aside from some mild industrial chaos--traipsing around construction sites, messing with the ventilation systems in a factory, and the like--much of what you experience is delightfully serene.

Once again, we witness the world from Yarny's tiny perspective. You run through misty city streets at night under haloed streetlights. You push toy trucks around backyards on sunny days before riding off into the blue yonder on the back of a swan. You jump across rooftops at midnight, a skeleton city of antennas and vents where only the pigeons are awake. One of the most beautiful areas of the game has Yarny making his way along a stream of rushing water in a creek, letting the tide build up the momentum you need to get a full head of speed up for a jump. There's still such a sense of awe to how tangible and real Yarny's world is, but it never feels like a place where Yarny is in peril. Though it takes place in more challenging environments, it's a world where what little danger there is feels magical, and Yarny has never been able to move through it in as invigorating a way as he can with a partner in Unravel Two.

The swing mechanic--where Yarny can latch yarn onto a grapple point and either rappel up and down or swing to launch himself onto a higher point--has returned, but with a newfound kineticism. Many stages push you to swing across multiple wide chasms and tight gaps in quick succession, and soaring and flipping through these trials is always a thrill.

There will come times when you have to stop and figure out a way past complicated obstacles, and this is where Unravel Two's co-op nature shines. Obviously, the ideal way to manage two characters is to have a friend sitting next to you on the couch, controlling Yarny's new ally while you plot solutions. But even a single player can make use of both characters, switching back and forth between the two onscreen with the push of a button. When playing solo, the character you leave behind will continue to hold onto whatever they were holding, meaning you can always place your partner wherever you need them. You can even carry your partner through danger by absorbing them into your own yarn body--mildly disturbing but helpful nonetheless.

With its charming yarnlings and a newfound style of platforming, Unravel Two remains welcoming even at its most foreboding.

With the two Yarnys tethered together, most puzzles are resolved by forming makeshift pulleys that allow you to create opportunities the environment wouldn't normally afford a single Yarny. Puzzles are typically open-ended and can be solved in a handful of ways. The only real barrier, besides pure logic, can be the game's control scheme. The same button used to jump is used to extend the tether between the two Yarnys, and it's fairly easy to accidentally send your partner plummeting to their doom. Unravel Two is undoubtedly a more welcoming and accessible game than its predecessor, but there are still demanding trials for those who want them, especially with around two dozen extra-challenging stages that are available.

With its charming yarnlings and a newfound style of platforming, Unravel Two remains welcoming even at its most foreboding. Sure, a forest fire breaks out in one of the latter stages, but even then, the race to keep ahead of the blaze is fun and frantic instead of stressful. In almost every moment you're given ample time and space to breathe and take in the stunning photorealistic world from the viewpoint of the tiniest creatures. It's a game with boisterous birds, chases through meadows, and most importantly a cheerful partnership with a companion who's always got your back. With only six chapters that run roughly 30 minutes apiece, Unravel Two doesn't last long, but it's a game where the time you have is meaningful, memorable, and downright pleasant from beginning to end.

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Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:53
The government has dismissed calls to legalise cannabis for recreational use. What are the drug's risks?
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The Best — and Worst — States for a Summer Road Trip

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:51
<p>Road tripping through the United States is a summertime tradition as old as cars themselves.</p><p>Americans adore taking road trips through the desert landscapes of the American Southwest, the pine tree lined roads of New England, and stopping at landmarks like Mount Rushmore in the north. But there are a few states that are better than others when it comes to road trips, <a href="https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-for-summer-road-trips/4648/#methodology" target="_blank">according to Wallethub</a>, thanks to their lower gas prices, attractions and safety.</p><p>WalletHub compared all 50 states based on 31 metrics across three dimensions — cost, safety, and activities offered — to find “<a href="https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-for-summer-road-trips/4648/#methodology" target="_blank">the most fun, scenic and wallet-friendly road-trip destinations</a>.”</p><p>According to the study, the best state to road trip in this summer is Wyoming, which came in as the number one most affordable state to travel to, the 19th for safety, and the 22nd for activities.</p><h2>The Best States for Summer Road Trips</h2>WyomingNorth CarolinaMinnesotaTexasFloridaLouisianaWashingtonNew YorkUtahColorado<p>As for the worst state to road trip to this summer, that distinction went to Rhode Island, which scored 48th for cost, 6th for safety, and 49th for activities. The other states that were in the bottom 10 were Alabama, Kansas, Alaska, Kentucky, Indiana, New Mexico, Hawaii, Delaware, and Connecticut.</p><p>Wallethub also determined which states are best for a few key summer activities. For example, for camping, Wallethub said the lowest-cost sites can be found in Wyoming, Georgia, Alabama, New Hampshire, and Arkansas. For the most scenic routes, Wallethub said travelers should head to California, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, and Idaho.</p><p>Of course, getting out on the open road wherever you want to go is more important than any ranking. If you want a little help with planning, check out <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/road-trips/how-to-have-best-road-trip-ever" target="_blank"><em>Travel + Leisure</em>’s step-by-step guide to planning the ultimate summer road trip</a>.</p>
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Trooper's left-lane law message goes viral

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Now You Can Book a Cheap Flight on Spirit Airlines to Central and South America (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:33
<p> </p><p><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/spirit-airlines-reviews" target="_blank">Spirit Airlines</a>, America’s most well-known ultra low-cost carrier, will soon make a big change by expanding its service <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/spirit-airlines-expanding-international-routes" target="_blank">internationally</a>.</p><p>The airline will be adding nine new international routes out of Orlando International Airport beginning this fall, <a href="http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?c=setreg&amp;region=4&amp;m_id=Y!Y!vY!_rY!~A&amp;w_id=34736&amp;news_id=2032763" target="_blank"><em>TravelMole</em> reported</a>.</p><p>As Spirit Airlines announced, it will soon fly to and from South America, now stopping in Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena in Colombia, as well as Central America, in Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, and El Salvador.</p><p>“We’re very excited about the places we’re going to serve from Orlando, internationally,” Spirit Airlines President Ted Christie <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/06/14/spirit-airlines-major-orlando-expansion-huge-deal/701649002/" target="_blank">told <em>USA Today</em></a>. “They’re all places that we serve today from Fort Lauderdale. We think those markets are very unique to our product and that we serve those customers very well.”</p><p>Spirit is also adding routes to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This, <em>USA Today</em> explained, will put Orlando neck-and-neck with <a href="https://travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/las-vegas" target="_blank">Las Vegas</a> as Spirit’s busiest hub.</p><p>Once these new international routes launch the airline will be able to offer travelers 38 different destinations with 49 daily departures from the Orlando airport alone.</p>
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Volvo to use 25 per cent recycled plastics in new cars from 2025

Auto Express News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:59
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Swedish manufacturer Volvo has revealed plans to use at least 25 per cent recycled plastics in its new cars from 2025

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2018 NBA Mock Draft: A Lot Of Talent, And Questions, After No. 1

Forbes News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:37
With Thursday night's draft rapidly approaching, the Phoenix Suns appear set to make Deandre Ayton the top pick. Here's a look at who could go in the next 29 picks as the innuendo and intrigue ramp up.
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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Pikes Peak, Tesla Model 3 AWD: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:30
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter first drive: generational shift, but as useful as ever When you consider that new-car life cycles are usually measured in years, not decades, it seems silly to describe new models as “generations.” The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an exception: the 2019 Sprinter is only the third generation of...
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A Gene Therapy Appears ToReplaceMissing ProteinIn Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Forbes News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:18
An experimental gene therapy appeared to dramatically increase the production of a muscle-making protein in three young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a deadly and irreversible disease, according to results being presented by the drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics at an investor event.
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