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More cases of paralyzing illness diagnosed in kids as officials probe cause

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it. This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, there have been 90… Read More »

The cause of half of all developmental disorders is a genetic mystery

Some mysteries of development are still unsolvedJohn Fedele/Blend/Getty By Michael Le Page “If we have more children, will they also have the disorder?” That’s the question parents ask after discovering their child has a developmental disorder – and it looks as though providing an answer is going to be even more complex than we thought.… Read More »