‘Scientist-Patient’ And Her Husband Race To Discover A Therapy For Her Uncommon Mind Disorder : Pictures

An autopsy showed Kamni had died from something rare — a prion disease.
She’s due in July to have a daughter — a daughter without a mutation for prion disease.
Like Sonia and Eric, she, too, is on a quest to prevent even the first symptoms of a terrible brain disease.
But now he believes the science, the technology, and the knowledge about what certain mutations mean for a person’s health have made defeating prion disease possible.
Other efforts at treating prion disease have focused on preventing the misfolded proteins from killing brain cells, or on preventing them from accumulating.

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