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The Angelman Approach : hacking DNA to treat a rare disease

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dc.contributor.advisor Marcia Bartusiak. en_US
dc.contributor.author Levy, Brandon A en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20T18:16:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-20T18:16:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/112886
dc.description Thesis: S.M. in Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Comparative Media Studies/Writing, 2017. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-20). en_US
dc.description.abstract One of every hundred children is born with a disease caused by a single abnormal gene. In the case of Angelman Syndrome, the genetic defect leaves patients mentally disabled, largely or completely unable to speak, and prone to seizures and sleep difficulties. Many Angelman researchers are trying to figure out precisely how those symptoms develop, but why study all the individual effects when you could go right to the root of the problem? Recent advances in medicine and technology are increasingly allowing clinicians to treat genetic illnesses by directly manipulating patients' DNA, and a number of scientists are now investigating ways to leverage those discoveries for individuals with Angelman Syndrome. Their work could lead to potent therapies for the disease, and - maybe - even a cure. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Brandon A. Levy. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights MIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Comparative Media Studies. en_US
dc.subject Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.title The Angelman Approach : hacking DNA to treat a rare disease en_US
dc.title.alternative Hacking DNA to treat a rare disease en_US
dc.title.alternative Hacking deoxyribonucleic acid to treat a rare disease en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. in Science Writing en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studies. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 1015183006 en_US


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