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#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…

MPS Society to Use £195,000 Grant to Reduce UK Patient Isolation

The MPS Society will use a £195,000 (about $268,000) award from the National Lottery Community Fund to build connections and reduce feelings of isolation — largely caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — among members of the U.K.’s mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) community. The grant, awarded from monies raised by the…

Metabolic Disorders May Underlie Some Diagnosed Autism Cases

Genetic metabolic diseases, such as Sanfilippo syndrome, may underlie an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, especially when accompanied with additional symptoms, according to a case series in Turkey. The data suggested that 3.3% of ASD cases may have a metabolism-related genetic cause, which in many cases can be attenuated or…