Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Patients With Neurotransmitter Disorders Report Anxiety Troubles

Anxiety and distractibility are among the most common problems reported by people living with AADC deficiency and other disorders that affect neurotransmitter production, according to a new study. Results also highlighted that children with these conditions often view their quality of life more favorably than their parents do. “A…

Report Describes Sisters With Very Mild AADC Deficiency

Two sisters with unusually mild cases of aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency were described in a recent report. “Our patients may show the most attenuated [mild] type of AADC deficiency. This indicates the importance of ruling out the possibility of AADC deficiency in patients who present with similar…

Take Part in AADC Deficiency Awareness Day 2021

To bring attention to the rare disease aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency, the second annual AADC Deficiency Awareness Day will be observed Friday, Oct. 22. The event is a collaboration among the AADC Family Network, PTC Therapeutics, MassBio (a Massachusetts-based healthcare nonprofit), and Boston Children’s Hospital. In…