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MDA 2022 Conference to Focus on Promising Therapies for SMA, DMD

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) will take center stage early next year at the first in-person annual gathering of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) since March 2019. The 2022 MDA Clinical & Scientific Conference, set for March 13-16 in Nashville, Tennessee, is expected to attract between 700 and 800 people in…
Hagit Baris-Feldman

Israel Emerges as Global Powerhouse in Rare Disease Research

TEL AVIV, Israel — On the 6th floor of Schneider Children’s Hospital in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, 30 children with Alagille syndrome and 2 with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) receive specialized treatment from a trio of pediatric hepatologists. Across town, at Sheba Medical Center’s Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, pediatric…

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Rare Care Podcast

Barry Byrne, MD, director of the University of Florida’s Powell Gene Therapy Center in Gainesville, has spent years researching potential gene therapies for Pompe disease. In this edition of the Rare Care podcast, Dr. Byrne comments on the FDA’s recent approval of avalglucosidase alfa-ngpt (Nexviazyme) to treat Pompe, as well the future of gene therapies in treating the disease.