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A few days ago I wrote about PKD, the most prevalent but least recognized genetic disease. At the time, I didn’t know that there will be a fund-raising walk this weekend in the Chicago area. body{overflow:auto;width:100%;height:100%;margin:0px;padding:0px;}#cg_msg_content{margin:0px 10px 10px 10px;}.headerSubjectLine,.headerSender,.headerRss{display:inline-block;margin-right:5px;}.headerSubjectLine{margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:2px;line-height:20px;}.headerSender{cursor:pointer;float:left;}.messageHeaderDiv{position:relative;top:0px;left:0px;cursor:text;margin:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:10px 10px 0px 10px;}.msgHeaderContainer td{vertical-align:top;}.headerSubjectLine span.cgSelectable-over{text-decoration:underline;}.headerSender span.cgSelectable{vertical-align:top;}.headerSender span.cgSelectable-over{text-decoration:underline;}.msgHeaderLink{cursor:pointer;margin-right: 20px;-moz-user-select:none;}.headerControls{float:right;position:relative;z-index:5;}.headerControl{cursor:pointer;}.headerRecipientLabel,.headerCCLabel{float:right;margin-left:15px;padding-right:5px;}.messageHeaderDivider{color:transparent;background-color:transparent;height:1px;margin:10px 0px 10px 0px;border-bottom-style:none !important;border-left-style:none !important;border-right-style:none... Read more »

Can you name the most common genetic disease? Bet not.

We’ve all heard of Down Syndrome, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease, terrible, life-threatening genetic diseases all. But there’s another–far less known–that afflicts 600,000 Americans, more than all those others combined. It is an equal opportunity scourge, affecting newborns, children, adults of all ages, men and women and every racial and... Read more »
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