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Evening the odds

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Science  15 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6270, pp. 233
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad7104

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In Orphan, Philip R. Reilly chronicles the quest to end a particular subset of human diseases that arise when our DNA goes awry. Retracing roads to successful treatments and providingsuggestions for the next trails to be blazed, Orphan is "a magnificent gift" to the parents, physicians, and scientists who strive to improve the lives of children born with rare genetic disorders.