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DBGen interviews Dr. Lorena Castillo, on International Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) Day

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Dr. Lorena Castillo, LHON expert
Dr. Lorena Castillo is an experienced ophthalmologist and an international reference in optic neuritis and uncontrolled eye movement. After graduating from the University of Zaragoza, she completed her residency at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge (Barcelona), nad had stays at the most renowned clinical centers in the United Kingdom in ophthalmology: Moorfields Eye Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery...
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DBGen presents and interviews Lluís Montoliu on International Albinism Day

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Today we celebrate International Albinism Day. On this occasion, DBGen interviews Lluís Montoliu, an internationally renowned scientist for his long research career and his relevant contributions to the knowledge of the genetic and molecular basis of albinism. In addition, he is a renowned specialist in gene editing, the generation of animal models of rare diseases, and a highly recognized science ...
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Interview with Marcela Ciccioli on progress of LHON patients treated with gene therapy in China

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We firmly believe that the achievements of women in the field of hereditary eye diseases have to be made visible and acknowledged worldwide. For this reason, and to celebrate the International Women’s Day, we have interviewed Marcela Ciccioli, President of Stargardt APNES Retina Argentina. Marcela is a tireless fighter, a source of energy and a beacon of hope. Her firm...
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Interview with Margaret Creus – Rare Disease Day

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We are celebrating the Rare Disease Day giving voice to our patients and their families. Now is the turn of Margaret Creus, leader of PedRetina, pediatrician and mother of a patient of Stargardt’s disease. Margaret is also a tireless fighter, a commited seeker of innovative solutions and experienced organizer of sports and cultural activities, gathering thousands of people in order...
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Interview with Marcela Ciccioli – Rare Disease Day

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We believe it is essential to keep a close relationship with all of our patients and know their stories. This is why to celebrate the Rare Disease Day, we have interviewed Marcela Ciccioli, president of Stargardt APNES (Asociación de Pacientes y Padres de Niños con Enfermedad de Stargardt de Argentina) and mother of Victoria, a patient with Stargardt’s disease. Marcela...
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