There aren’t many 5 year olds who fall in love with a blind, Italian opera singer. But then, Kaliana Warford, Kali for short, was no ordinary 5 year old. Kali, now 10, was diagnosed with congenital myotonic dystrophy when she was 3. Her diagnosis led to the same diagnosis for her then 23-year-old mother.
Three cheers for MDF board-member Ona McConnell and her Yale Women’s Field Hockey teammates Maddy Sharp and Jessie Accurso for their awesome performance in the Tough Mudder Challenge. The May 13 event was the latest accomplishment in their ongoing mission to raise money for myotonic dystrophy research.
When the Olympic Torch blazes across the UK on its way to the London 2012 Olympics, Margaret Bowler, founder and National Coordinator of the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group (MDSG), will be one of the 8,000 inspirational individuals honored with escorting the flame along its route.
Antisense oligonucleotides – short segments of genetic material designed to target specific areas of a gene
The new approach could have implications for many genetic diseases.