Vanessa Vogel-Farley, Executive Director of Dup15q Alliance discusses her organization, which provides family support and promotes awareness, research and targeted treatments for chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to LB-001, a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector with human methylmalonyl-COA mutase (MUT) gene for the treatment of methylmalonic acidemia (MMA).
Heather A. Lau, MD at NYU Langone Health, discusses some of the treatment options for individuals with mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs). Other than supportive treatments, current therapeutic options include enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Kristen Wheeden, Director of Development for the American Porphyria Foundation, provides an overview of her foundation and this rare disease.
Anne R. Pariser, MD, Director of the Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the NIH provides an overview of the Office of Rare Diseases Research at the NIH.
Arndt Rolfs, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Centogene, discusses the challenges of diagnosing rare diseases. Dr. Rolfs tells the story of his early days of practicing medicine. While on vacation, he came across an article in the newspaper on a disease he had never heard of before.