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Part II: CRISPR for Angelman syndrome

David Gurzick, PhD Barb Bailus, PhD In a recent post, we introduced gene editing technologies with a focus on CRISPR (haven’t seen it? – it’s available on the FAST blog). In this post we will focus on the applications of CRISPR in the gene editing field with specific attention on how this technology can help

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FAST 2019 Ticket and Scholarship Winners

If you did NOT receive an email, but your name is listed below, please email kelly@cureangelman.org to claim your tickets for the 2019 FAST Gala. Names are alphabetical order by first name. If you are a CAN page winner, those tickets will replace the Giveaway tickets. Ticket Giveaway Winners Abbey Dunn Abigail Nite Alexandre Boucher

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A message to the Angelman community from GeneTx Biotherapeutics

Two press releases were issued recently with one announcing an Exclusive Option Agreement between GeneTx Biotherapeutics, LLC (“GeneTx”) and  Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc. (“Ultragenyx”), and the other announcing GeneTx’s lead candidate receiving Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) and Rare Pediatric Drug Designation (RPD). GeneTx would like to take this opportunity to provide additional information to our community about this

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Part I:  Introducing CRISPR, A Promising Gene Editing Technology

Barb Bailus, PhD David Gurzick, PhD Hello Everyone, Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at the technology behind many of the gene therapy techniques that are showing tremendous potential for application in Angelman syndrome. We’ll start with some of the background science and then dive in to talk about how

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Following the Yellow Brick Road: The Path through Clinical Trials

Barb Bailus, PhD Hello Everyone! Today we are going to spend some time reviewing the various phases of drug discovery and clinical trials, which can allow for advancement of promising therapeutics into the clinic for patients. There are many variations on this scheme but this is the traditional approach. The very first phase of treatment

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SAB Meet and Greet: Welcome Dr. Anderson

Barb Bailus, PhD It may seem odd that FAST has added an HIV expert to the SAB, but Dr. Joseph Anderson also specializes in stem cells and unique delivery methods for biological therapeutics. Dr. Anderson received his PhD from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Dr. Anderson currently has a laboratory at University of California, Davis

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SAB Meet and Greet: Welcome Dr. Black

Barb Bailus, PhD As FAST funded science moves toward clinical trials, it has become essential to add SAB members that are familiar with the process of human clinical trials and FDA regulations. As this need became more apparent, Dr. Allyson Berent reached out to Dr. Lauren Black who had advised Dr. Timothy Yu on the Milasen Batten Disease

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SAB Meet and Greet: Welcome Dr. Silverman

Barb Bailus, PhD With the introduction of the newest AS animal model, the FAST funded LEGEND-rat, it was time to add “rat whisperer” Dr. Jill Silverman to the SAB. This new rat model, which was described in detail at the 2018 FAST gala, was behaviorally characterized by Dr. Jill Silverman, Dr. Ed Weeber and Dr.

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SAB Meet and Greet: Welcome Dr. Alberini

Barb Bailus, PhD Dr. Cristina Alberini is an international addition to the FAST SAB, hailing from Italy. Dr. Alberini received her PhD from University of Genoa, Italy. She did her postdoctoral work at Columbia University focusing on learning and memory, using sea slugs as her model organism. Since sea slugs are not a common disease

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