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Uncovering the Gene Mutation for Familial Dysautonomia

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Uncovering the Gene Mutation for Familial Dysautonomia
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    In only three months' time, researchers Dr. Berish Rubin and Dr. Sylvia Anderson and their team uncovered the genetic cause of familial dysautonomia (FD). Dr. Rubin, professor in the department of biological sciences at Fordham University, joins host Dr. Bruce Bloom to share his story and the research that led them to identify the gene mutation responsible for FD, a variation most often found in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. They also discuss symptoms a clinician can use to diagnose FD, common treatments and the future direction of FD research.

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    In only three months' time, researchers Dr. Berish Rubin and Dr. Sylvia Anderson and their team uncovered the genetic cause of familial dysautonomia (FD). Dr. Rubin, professor in the department of biological sciences at Fordham University, joins host Dr. Bruce Bloom to share his story and the research that led them to identify the gene mutation responsible for FD, a variation most often found in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. They also discuss symptoms a clinician can use to diagnose FD, common treatments and the future direction of FD research.

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