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Crusade for a Cure

Battle for gene control

Getting in Line at the Deli continued...

And after a brief pause to celebrate the discovery of the gene, Pat and Sharon have set their sights on the next step in the PXE research: understanding the mechanism behind that gene. Armed with that information, they hope, people like Ian and Elizabeth will be able to manage their disease and scientists are a step closer to developing a cure.

.Martha Schindler is a freelance health writer in Cambridge, Mass., who writes regularly for Cooking Light, Runner's World, Walking, and other publications.

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