Uncovering the genetics of Batten disease: a Rare Disease Day interview with Sara Mole

Written by Roisin Conneely

This Wednesday, 28 February, marks Rare Disease Day; an international campaign to raise awareness for the rarest, and often least researched, diseases faced by patients worldwide. Batten disease is one such disorder, primarily affecting children and occurring in an estimated two to four of every 100,000 live births in the USA. Professor Sara Mole has worked on the disease at University College London (UCL, UK) since 1992 and focuses on the application of molecular techniques in the identification of Batten disease genes and ultimately to the development of novel therapeutics. In this interview, Professor Mole discusses her work, the challenges of...

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