Personalized medicine is a major goal in development of new drugs and in medical care in general. Unfortunately, this is very difficult considering the myriad of genetic variations and pathological mutations in people. Oligonucleotide treatments, however, allow for the targeted development of treatment in not only rare and ultrarare diseases, but recently for one person. In today’s Rare Diseases session, the speakers will demonstrate examples of this type of development program with its successes and challenges.
Batten Disease Patient Story Update
Timothy W. Yu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital, United States