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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
  • Genome Cloaking Preserves Privacy While Enabling Diagnosis
    Sequencing genomes to diagnose puzzling symptoms presents a conundrum: how to interpret whether a person’s genotype causes the syndrome without comparison to many other human genome sequences? Put another way, a gene variant (mutation) that
  • Are Stem Cell Companies Abusing ClinicalTrials.gov?
    I’m often asked about the safety of treatments that purport to inject stem cells into painful body parts. The reputation of stem cells seems to exceed the reach, with companies touting treatments that aren’t FDA
  • Charlie Gard Post-Mortem: Could He Have Been Saved?
    Charlie Gard would have turned one year old tomorrow. Two days before the British infant died of a mitochondrial disease on July 28, a short article in MIT Technology Review teased that Shoukhrat Mtalipov and his team

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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