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Tay-Sachs Disease Press Releases

Dr. Roscoe Brady Receives Presidential Honor for Scientific Achievement
Monday, Oct 6, 2008
NINDS Scientist Emeritus Dr. Roscoe O. Brady has been selected to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the highest honor for achievement in science and technology bestowed by the President of the United States.

Gene for Last Major Form of Batten Disease Discovered
Friday, Sep 19, 1997
Just two years ago, the origins of the fatal childhood neurological disorders called Batten disease were shrouded in mystery, and there were few prospects for effective treatment. Now, for the first time, researchers can describe the genetic underpinnings of all major childhood forms of the disease.