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It will play a role in fixing gene defects, things like sickle cell, which we haven’t had the treatments or even in the United States, not to mention in Africa.

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For instance, while people with the genetic defects might benefit from receiving additional interferon early during an infection to boost their levels, those whose immune systems are going to mount a defense against the proteins would not.

Of those 659 severely ill patients, 23 people had defects in immune genes that are involved in viral defense.

They told us the company’s e-bike had been found to have a defect and there had been an accident involving a user, after which the service was suspended.

We contacted both companies to ask about the e-bike defect reported by HumanForest.

“For a while, the only manifestations of change were people defecting to West Germany,” says Park.

That same poll showed one in four registered Republicans defecting to Davis.

The Syrian Army corporal had entertained thoughts of defecting for a long time.

Those defecting from him, while generally unconvinced that Romney could do better, seem ready to simply try another approach.

A black Southern Democrat defecting to the GOP is pretty big news.

In a case of an American defecting to a Communist country, shouldn't you have it?

Yes; what did he say about defecting to Russia; anything he said about that?

This letter says to his mother he is defecting to Russia—right?

Large numbers of the survivors were defecting to the banner of El Hassan.


On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defecting, such as: apostate, base, craven, low, skulking, and timid.

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