Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

2 New NAGLU Mutations Possibly Linked to Sanfilippo Type B

Two never-before-reported mutations were found in Sanfilippo syndrome type B patients, with one likely to be disease-causing, a recent study reported. How the other identified mutation relates to this disease is not yet known, its researchers said. The study, “Clinical and genetic features of 13 patients with…

EMDR May Be Effective for Treating Parents’ PTSD

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can help to ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in parents of children with Sanfilippo syndrome, a case study suggests. The study, “Reducing posttraumatic stress in parents of patients with a rare inherited metabolic disorder using eye movement desensitization…

#AANAM – Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Early Type A Disease

Treatment with ABO-102, an investigational gene therapy being developed by Abeona Therapeutics, normalized development in children with Sanfilippo syndrome type A, according to new data from a clinical trial. The data indicate that the gene therapy is especially effective when given early in life, before the disease has…