Lindsey Shapiro, PhD, science writer —

Lindsey earned her PhD in neuroscience from Emory University in Atlanta, where she studied novel therapeutic strategies for treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy. She was awarded a fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society in 2019 for this research. Lindsey also previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher, studying the role of inflammation in epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Articles by Lindsey Shapiro

MDA 2024: Gene therapy’s benefits most pronounced in young boys

Among ambulatory boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a one-time treatment with investigational gene therapy fordadistrogene movaparvovec has helped preserve functions and increase muscle volume for three years, especially in the youngest patients. That’s according to updated analyses from a Phase 1b trial (NCT03362502), in which the…

HuidaGene’s gene-editing therapy named rare pediatric drug by FDA

HuidaGene Therapeutics’ investigational gene-editing therapy, called HG302, for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has been granted a rare pediatric drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This status is intended to incentivize companies to develop treatments for rare and serious or life-threatening diseases affecting people under…