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A CT angiography scan of a person with ACDC disease showing abnormal calcification of the blood vessels in the legs and feet.

Rare Disease Research

Clinical trial could lead to first effective treatment for ACDC disease.

Two photos of tissue chips. The one on the left shows mini-kidneys with homozygous PKD mutations, the one on the right shows gene-corrected heterozygotes.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

New disease modeling and gene editing techniques shed light on this common ailment.

Portrait of a senior man with his hands on a cane.

Neurodegenerative Diseases

A simple skin biopsy could identify people with diseases like Parkinson’s.

Indigo-stained sensory nerve biopsy viewed under a microscope.

Gene Therapy

Experimental treatment for rare childhood condition is safe, slows progression.

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