Latest Beyond Batten Disease Foundation Stories

2011-05-09 10:55:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of runners are getting ready for the May 14-15 "Run to the Sun" overnight relay through the Texas Hill Country to help fight Batten disease and more than 600 additional, serious and often fatal, inherited, childhood illnesses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110509/LA97942) Benefiting Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, the run starts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, atop Austin's scenic Mount Bonnell and finishes at...

2011-01-12 13:01:00

SANTA FE, N.M. and AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new universal carrier-screening test shows promise for accurately identifying a couple's risk of conceiving a child with any one of 448 devastating and fatal childhood genetic diseases, as described in a peer-reviewed paper published today in the journal, Science Translational Medicine. Developed by the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) with funding provided by The Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF), the...

2009-08-10 08:52:00

LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) has selected febit's DNA-capture method, HybSelect(TM), to re-sequence the exons of genes involved in over 400 of the most devastating childhood diseases with the ultimate goal of developing genetic tests to detect carrier status for recessive genetic diseases in prospective parents. In this collaboration the NCGR will bring its experience in comprehensive Illumina sequencing...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.