Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.

Articles by Ana Pena

Gene Therapy Candidate Found to Provide Clinical Benefits for Up to 5 Years

PTC Therapeutics‘ gene therapy candidate PTC-AADC (formerly AGIL-AADC) provided clinically meaningful and sustained improvements in motor, cognitive, and language milestones in children with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency up to five years following the one-time treatment, trial analyses show. A single dose of PTC-AADC delivered into…