I dedicate this post – my 200th here at DNA Science – to the rare disease families I’ve met since starting this blog four years ago. You are all amazing! As the House of Representatives has
We tend to think of fat as the enemy when it bulges over our waistlines. But fats are essential to survival. We need cholesterol to make sex hormones, fatty acids to assemble into the membranes
Last March, my husband Larry and I attended the annual gala for the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation, near Philadelphia. During the cocktail hour, someone was singing at the piano, “Born to Run.” I turned to
As enthusiasm for dumping ice on one another fades with autumn and October brings pervasive pink, I wish that attention would turn to families confronting diseases not as well known as ALS and breast cancer.
A woman I never met, Ingrid, has taught thousands of students about Wilson disease, an inborn error of copper metabolism. But she never knew it, and I wish I could tell her. COPPER CONTROL GONE
Gene therapy is, finally, about to take off! The feeling was palpable at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy annual meeting a few weeks ago. It’s been nearly a quarter century since the first experiment
I’m old enough to remember textbooks and biology classes that defined being female as a “default option” in human development. If the ambiguous sex organ precursors in an embryo “failed” to follow the coveted male