Division of Genetics and Genomics News & Features

16th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipient - Christopher Walsh
The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 16th Perl-UNC 
Neuroscience Prize to Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Harvard Medical School, for the “discovery of genes and mechanisms regulating human cortical development.”

Click here to read more about the Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize and Christopher Walsh on the UNC Neuroscience website

The Surprising Genealogy of Your Brain
Each of your neurons is more closely related to heart cells than to most of its neighbors. Why?

2015 HMS Student Award Winners
Two students mentored by Genetics and Genomics Division chief, Christopher Walsh, have recently completed their PhD’s and were given prestigious research awards and recognition at this year's Harvard Medical School graduation.

Gilad Evrony: co-winner of the Dr. Sirgay Sanger Award for her work in psychiatry on neuroscience
Yawei Yang: winner of the James Tolbert Shipley Prize for an outstanding published research

Great job and congratulations Gilad and Yawei! 

Sisters team up to fight rare genetic disorder: Boston Children’s leads LAL-D clinical trial
The Walsh sisters, Maureen and Lauren, fight a rare pediatric liver disorder, lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D).

Solving medical mysteries: The Undiagnosed Diseases Network
Emmie Mendes was lucky enough to be diagnosed before age 3, but many families face a much longer journey.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy: The decade of therapy
A variety of approaches that attempt to either restore the missing or dysfunctional dystrophin protein or compensate for its loss are in the clinical pipeline.

PVNH: Could this genetic disorder have a ‘butterfly effect’?
A new clinic called C-BrDG has begun accepting patients with PVNH, a rare disorder affecting the brain, heart and other organs.

A family’s fight against galactosemia

Saving Grace: Diagnosing a rare seizure disorder

Rare diseases are not rare — and treatments are coming
Ten percent of people on this planet have a rare or “orphan” disease. In the U.S., that’s almost 30 million people.

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