Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

(AP) U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all gene therapy applications and will instead take on a broader advisory…

St. Louis Couple Charged in Drug Overdose Death of Baby

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple has been charged in the drug overdose death of their 8-month-old daughter. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 52-year-old Robert Hasenfratz and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Samantha Poppleton, were charged Tuesday with child endangerment resulting in a child’s death. Hasenfratz also is charged with illegal gun possession. Bond is…

Missouri Corrections Officers Win $113.7 Million in Lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — A jury has awarded Missouri prison guards compensation for work they performed before and after their shifts.A Cole County jury on Tuesday awarded $113.7 million to 13,000 current corrections officers or those who worked at the Department of Corrections since 2007. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports legal filings in the case say…