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Tay-Sachs, Canavan, Sandhoff, GM1 and related diseases

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A collection of news from around the Internet

News Feed: Tay-Sachs

Latest Tay Sachs Disease News and Research

News Feed: Sandhoff

Latest Sandhoff Disease News and Research

News Feed: Canavan Disease

Latest Canavan Disease (Leukodystrophies) News and Research
  • Human stem cells show promise against fatal children's diseases
    Scientists have used human stem cells to dramatically improve the condition of mice with a neurological condition similar to a set of diseases in children that are invariably fatal, according to an article in the June issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell.

News Feed: DNA Science

Genetics in context
  • Dueling BRCA Databases: What About the Patient?
    The news release Monday morning grabbed my attention: “Study finds wide gap in quality of BRCA1/2 variant classification between Myriad Genetics and a common public database.” Myriad Genetics had been exclusively providing tests, for $3000+ a pop
  • After Gene Therapy: Hannah’s Journey Continues
    Thirteen-year-old Hannah Sames looked beautiful two weeks ago at the annual Hannah’s Hope Fund gala near her hometown and mine. She’d put on 15 pounds since her gene therapy for giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) 9 months ago. Hannah
  • Octopuses, Squid, and Cuttlefish: RNA Editing Instead of Genome Evolution?
    It isn’t surprising that the intelligent alien life forms that communicate with Amy Adams’ linguistics professor character Louise Banks in last year’s film Arrival resemble octopuses minus an arm. Octopuses and their close cousins the squid

News Feed: Gangliosidosis-1

Latest Gangliosidosis News and Research
  • New gene therapy shows promising results for treating neurodegenerative disorders
    A new gene therapy approach designed to replace the enzyme that is deficient in patients with the inherited neurodegenerative disorders Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases successfully delivered the therapeutic gene to the brains of treated mice, restored enzyme function, and extended survival by about 2.5-fold.
  • Researchers devise new genetic technique for IVF embryos
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have devised a new technique, which helps couples that are affected by or are carriers of genetic diseases have in vitro fertilized babies free of both the disease in question and other chromosomal abnormalities. The results were reported in the April issue of Fertility and Sterility.
  • New genetic testing technology for IVG embryos
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have devised a new technique, which helps couples that are affected by or are carriers of genetic diseases have in vitro fertilized babies free of both the disease in question and other chromosomal abnormalities. The results were reported in the April issue of Fertility and Sterility.

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