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Zika Virus Infection

Other Names: Zika fever; Zika virus disease Zika virus infection is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Zika virus can also be spread from a pregnant mother to her child and through sexual contact with an affected partner. Cases of...

Epidermolysis Bullosa Overview

Daniel de Boer, Founder and CEO of ProQR, discussuses Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a group of genetic skin diseases that cause the skin to blister and erode very easily. In people with EB, blisters form in response to minor injuries or friction, such as rubbing or scratching.

Chris Garabedian Discusses His Work at Xontogeny

Chris Garabedian discusses some of Xontogeny’s recent activity. Xontogeny is a biotech aggregator which supports the accelerated development of life science technologies in the pursuit of helping patients with serious diseases.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Congenital hyperinsulinism is a condition that causes individuals to have abnormally high levels of insulin, which is a hormone that helps control blood sugar levels.

Rare Disease Diagnosis: Huntington’s Disease

Seth Rotberg, 27, was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease at age 20 and has since become an advocate for rare disease patients. He tells us about his experience dealing with his own diagnosis, and shares his advice for anyone dealing with a new disease diagnosis,...

WAGR Syndrome

WAGR syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome in which there is a predisposition to several conditions, including certain malignancies, distinctive eye abnormalities, and/or intellectual disability.

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females.

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