Free Genetic Testing for Lysosomal Storage Diseases Provided by Invitae, Axovant
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Free Genetic Testing for Lysosomal Storage Diseases Provided by Invitae, Axovant

  According to Batten Disease News, Invitae and Axovant Gene Therapies partnered up to offer free genetic testing in North America. This will focus on children who are thought to…

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It Just Makes “Antisense:” Using Genetic Medicine to Treat Rare Diseases
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It Just Makes “Antisense:” Using Genetic Medicine to Treat Rare Diseases

  As previously published in Scientific American, slightly after her first birthday, Emma Larson lost the use of her legs and started experiencing difficulty crawling. She was diagnosed with spinal muscular…

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Faulty Proteins and Failed Genes: Understanding the Biology Behind Congenital Diseases
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Faulty Proteins and Failed Genes: Understanding the Biology Behind Congenital Diseases

Patients with congenital diseases often experience a range of uncomfortable symptoms. On one side of the world, a family with erythromelalgia, a painful condition which can cause redness and swelling…

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Neurogene and Behind the Seizure Work to Provide Better Diagnostics for Batten Disease
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Neurogene and Behind the Seizure Work to Provide Better Diagnostics for Batten Disease

Neurogene, which works to provide treatments for rare neurological disorders, has recently joined with Behind the Seizure. Behind the Seizure was established by two other companies, BioMarin and Invitae, with…

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A Girl Diagnosed with Batten Disease got Treated with a Drug Developed Specifically for Her
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A Girl Diagnosed with Batten Disease got Treated with a Drug Developed Specifically for Her

According to a story from Technology Review, the story of Mila Makovec shows the potential impact that personalized medicine could have on patients while also revealing some of its limitations.…

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Personalized Medicine: A Drug Tailored for a Six Year Old With Batten Disease May Serve as a Template for Similar Rare Disorders

  Mila Makovec began her life as a normal, healthy infant, and according to a recent article in Science Magazine, she continued along this path until reaching the age of…

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NHS Finally Reverses Almost 2 Year Policy Against Offering Cerliponase Alfa to Batten Disease Patients
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NHS Finally Reverses Almost 2 Year Policy Against Offering Cerliponase Alfa to Batten Disease Patients

According to a recent publication from Express Digest, England's National Health Service (NHS) has reversed its earlier position on a rare disease drug after lengthy public debate, now agreeing to…

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Amicus Therapeutics Continue to Develop Investigative Treatments for Fabry, Pompe, and Batten Diseases
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Amicus Therapeutics Continue to Develop Investigative Treatments for Fabry, Pompe, and Batten Diseases

According to a publication from Fabry Disease News, Amicus Therapeutics has as many as 14 investigational drugs currently in development for the treatment of rare diseases including Fabry, Pompe, and…

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