Forest Ray received his PhD in systems biology from Columbia University, where he developed tools to match drug side effects to other diseases. He has since worked as a journalist and science writer, covering topics from rare diseases to the intersection between environmental science and social justice. He currently lives in Long Beach, California.
The two COVID-19 vaccines that recently received emergency approval from the U.S. and other worldwide regulatory agencies are expected to pose little risk to the rare disease community, including ... Read more
The first boy has been dosed in a Phase 3 trial testing Pfizer‘s gene therapy, PF-06939926, in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). “The initiation of our pivotal trial, which is the ... Read more
A new collaboration between Eli Lilly and Precision BioSciences aims to develop gene editing therapies for genetic disorders, initially focusing on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and two other undisclosed ... Read more
The Myotonic Dystrophy Clinical Research Network (DMCRN) is asking adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) to participate in a large natural history study aimed at improving clinical trials ... Read more
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and DNAnexus have introduced a digital platform to improve patient care and accelerate treatment discovery for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. The neuroMuscular ObserVational ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given rare pediatric disease status to AMO Pharma‘s investigational therapy AMO-02 (tideglusib), now entering clinical testing in children and adolescents with congenital myotonic dystrophy ... Read more
Italfarmaco has now completed recruitment — delayed in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic — of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) for its ongoing Phase 3 trial of givinostat, ... Read more