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Lexeo Licenses Rights to Potential Gene Therapy LX2006

Lexeo Therapeutics has entered an agreement with Adverum Biotechnologies to license Adverum’s intellectual property rights and pre-clinical data of LX2006, an investigational gene therapy for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). Lexeo will continue to advance the gene therapy program through pre-clinical studies that support an investigational new drug (IND) application,…

GeneDx Expands Its Genetic Tests to Adult Forms of Ataxias

GeneDx has expanded its list of genetic tests to include the analysis of expansion repeats that underlie adult-onset ataxias, including Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), spinocerebellar ataxia, and other forms of inherited ataxias. With this expansion, GeneDx — a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, part of the OPKO Health company —…

FDA Puts RT001 on Fast Track as Possible FA Therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted rare pediatric disease and fast track designations to Retrotope’s investigational therapy RT001 for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), the company announced in a press release. RT001 also received orphan drug designation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA)…

Rare Disease Day at NIH, Set for March 1, Growing Year by Year

Rare Disease Day at NIH, organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and taking place on March 1, will feature panel discussions, patient stories, research updates, TED-style talks, and a presentation by a Nobel laureate recently recognized for her work on a gene editing tool. The free, virtual…