The Marfan Blog

CRISPR and Marfan Syndrome

Mar 28, 2018 by The Marfan Foundation

Have you heard of CRISPR gene editing technology and wondered if it could one day be used to treat or even cure Marfan syndrome? Many members of our community have asked about CRISPR so we wanted to provide an overview of this type of research and what its potential might be for treating Marfan and related disorders.

Topics: Research

To Know or Not to Know: Genetic Testing and Marfan Syndrome

Nov 28, 2017 by The Marfan Foundation

Topics: Health Insurance, Family Planning, Diagnosis, Research

Physical Therapy: Myths and Facts

Sep 29, 2017 by Michael P. Healy

Topics: How the Body is Affected, Marfan Community, Research, Quality of Life

Meet Your Gene:  An Introduction to the Marfan Gene and Current Research

Jan 10, 2017 by Roanne Weisman

Topics: Marfan Community, Diagnosis, Research, Living Successfully, Quality of Life

Meet a Marfan Researcher - Silvia Smaldone, PhD

Dec 26, 2014 by The Marfan Foundation

One of the most satisfying aspects of being part of this community is meeting the people who work hard to create a brighter future for all those living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Earlier this month, we had a chance to catch up with one of our senior investigators, Silvia Smaldone, PhD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to learn more about her research. Watch the video and you'll see how her commitment and passion really shine. She says it best: "Do the right thing and you can really solve mysteries."

Topics: Research