PhD Student With FA Working on Gene Therapy for Ultra-rare Disorder

PhD Student With FA Working on Gene Therapy for Ultra-rare Disorder

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PhD Student With FA Working on Gene Therapy for Ultra-rare Disorder

Shandra Trantham, 24, was a naturally inquisitive child and loved science. So when she was diagnosed with the rare neuromuscular disease Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) around age 9, she set out to learn as much as she could. “When I had this diagnosis, and I read online that there was nothing you could do, I didn’t accept that,” Trantham said in a video interview with Friedreich’s Ataxia News. “I wanted to figure out something that I…

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