This week’s stories have elements that sound like fiction, but all are real, new scientific and medical findings: A condition that turns the body’s soft tissues into bone has new hope for a future treatment. Genetic superheroes walk among us, and they may not even know it. And pediatricians may have a tool to double their success in helping their patients’ parents quit smoking.
A new month is about to begin, so it seems fitting that this week's research highlights have lots of "new" initiatives that we're excited to report. A new Collaborative will broaden the scope of genetics medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.