Seeking a Second, More Specialized,
Opinion for a Rare Genetic Disease

Tweet Guest post, by Ricki Lewis Ricki Lewis is a geneticist and science writer. St. Martin’s Press just published “The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It.” Ricki’s textbook Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications, from McGraw-Hill Higher Education, is in its 10th edition. ############################## A challenge of living with a genetic disease, especially

What the Macular Degeneration Drug Trial Means

Tweet Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The advanced form of the disease affects 1.6 million people in the United States.  That’s why results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that tested medications for the wet form of age related macular degeneration (AMD) look promising for