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Ricki Lewis, PhD

Ricki Lewis, PhD is a science writer with a PhD in genetics. She is author of several books on genetics (“The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It,” “Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications,” “Human Genetics: The Basics,”) and blogs at “DNA Science” for Public Library of Science.
February 28, 2017
The practical take-away from the report is that clinicians should be alert to couples in which both people are deaf with fair skin, blue eyes and prematurely gray hair.
December 25, 2016
Maureen Seaberg is a tetrachromat - she sees things the rest of us can't
November 30, 2016
The resulting cell has the mother's nuclear DNA but mostly the donor's normal mtDNA. Add sperm and what results is a fertilized ovum with healthy mtDNA.
November 22, 2016
Genetic disease risks skyrocket when parents-to-be carry the same mutation from a shared ancestor
October 31, 2016
"I've met so many kids in the last two decades-- personally and professionally - who feel like they are the only ones that are different. Even though I would tell them "you aren't the only one, there are so many others like you, and your difference can be a strength,"
October 26, 2016
A paper published today in Nature exonerates Gaëtan Dugas, the person considered 'patient zero' in the AIDS epidemic
October 04, 2016
LBSL is a leukodystrophy (abnormal white matter) with symptoms arising from abnormal mitochondria.
October 03, 2016
No queries about rare diseases in recent presidential science query
August 22, 2016
The gene to treat Max's Canavan disease is still active in his brain because his optic nerve shows no signs of degeneration
June 29, 2016
Hannah is one of a few dozen people in the world known to have giant axonal neuropathy, or GAN. She'll be the fifth child to get the gene therapy
April 11, 2016
ADA Deficient SCID is NOT Bubble Boy Disease
February 23, 2016
The first e-mail arrived on a Thursday morning, October 16, 2014. It was from a father in the Netherlands
February 23, 2016
Mention of a rare genetic disease in the last minutes of the show added a much-needed glimpse of scientific accuracy.
January 21, 2016
I have a rare condition called "cold-induced urticaria and anaphylaxis." Which basically means I am allergic to cold conditions.
January 21, 2016
I have a rare condition called "cold-induced urticaria and anaphylaxis." Which basically means I am allergic to cold conditions.
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