There and back again: a life-saving rare disease story

Discovery can only come about with dedication and unwavering passion. Sarah Holbrook, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine, is completing the final leg of her journey at The Jackson Laboratory. And what a journey it has been. Under the tutelage of Associate Professor Gregory Cox, Ph.D., Holbrook set out on a quest to provide genetic insights into a rare disease, spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD). The quest has proven fruitful, but in truth Holbrook’s journey to JAX began many years prior. Read more

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