Integrated Omics

Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion

Memories of classical ballet performances dance in Wanda Sihanath’s head when she thinks about her childhood in Elgin, Illinois. She remembers balancing at the barre to Beethoven and pirouetting to Vivaldi.Even though it rarely affected her dance lessons, she also remembers being sick — very sick.Sihanath, now 22, was diagnosed as a young child with

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Omics, sweet omics curing the incurable, one disease at a time

They are many rare genetic diseases that strike perhaps only one in a million people. Often incurable, they can be profoundly debilitating and frequently life-threatening. Though each particular disease is rare, they number in the thousands which means that together they affect about 30 million Europeans or around 7% of us. Treating these diseases is

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