Americans of Portuguese descent are disproportionately impacted by hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis, a rare, rapidly progressive, and debilitating disease affecting multiple organs and tissues. Watch this informative news segment featuring Dr. Anthony Geraci, a neurologist who specializes in managing hATTR amyloidosis. He is joined by Julio, who was diagnosed with the disease a few years ago, and his daughter and caregiver Renee. Together they explore the experience of living with this rare, genetic disease.
The scientific world is abuzz … a Nobel Prize-winning technology called CRISPR/Cas9 can now edit our DNA. This programmable gene-editing technology, which is efficient, precise, and scalable, has inspired a gold rush of countless applications in medicine, agriculture and basic science. In this blog we invite you to read more about this ground-breaking advance and how, with one course of treatment, it could potentially cure hereditary transthyretin (hATTR / ATTRv) amyloidosis.