UNC’s Steven Gray featured in CBS News report on a new gene therapy approach to treat rare diseases

On October 16, 2015, CBS Evening News aired a story on Lori Sames' search for a cure for her daughter, Hannah, who suffers from Giant Axonal Neuropathy disease (GAN), a rare disease which causes nerves to die and muscles to stop working. Lori and her husband, Matt, founded Hannah's Hope to raise money to fund the research to find a cure.

UNC’s Steven Gray featured in CBS News report on a new gene therapy approach to treat rare diseases click to enlarge Steven J. Gray, PhD

Now, after several years and an enormous level of dedication, the first gene therapy clinical trial for GAN is underway, with the research headed by Steven Gray, PhD, at the UNC Gene Therapy Center and the trial being conducted by Carsten Bonnemann. MD, at the NIH. Read and watch the CBS story here. Read more about Gray's GAN research here.

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