News tagged with rare genetic disorders

Marijuana aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi. Suffering from a rare genetic disorder, she had as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week, used a wheelchair, went into repeated cardiac arrest ...

Feb 18, 2014
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Researching the roles of rare genetic variants in disease

As scientists work toward further personalizing medical treatment through genomics, heritability—the proportion of observed variation in a particular trait that can be attributed to inherited genetic factors—is key to ...

Nov 15, 2013
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Protalix signs supply deal with Brazilian govt

Shares of Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. jumped in premarket trading Wednesday after the drug developer announced a deal that requires the Brazilian government to buy at least $280 million of the company's Gaucher disease ...

Jun 19, 2013
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