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He pioneered technology that fueled the Human Genome Project. Now his greatest challenge is curing his own son

(CNN)Multiple times a day, every day, Ron Davis sits with his head bowed, waiting outside his son's bedroom for a subtle signal that it's all right to come in. He opens the door to the space where Whitney has spent most of the last decade.Whitney lies motionless on a simple bed, his head shaved and his frame emaciated. He's fed by a tube directly into his stomach. His lips haven't uttered a word in five years.Davis, who is 77, leads a lab that invented much of the technology that powered the Human Genome Project. Now he and his wife spend much of their days caring for their 35-year-old son, who is immobilized by myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Sunday is ME/CFS International Awareness Day. There is no cure. ...
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