After two women with similar genetic mutations were found to have astoundingly low cholesterol, drug companies began racing to release a super-drug that mimics that cholesterol-destroying mutation. New York Times science writer Gina Kolata and the director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Dr. Gary Gibbons, discuss these findings, and whether a super-drug could make high cholesterol a thing of the past. …read more

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