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

New Blood Test May Help Diagnose Prader-Willi Syndrome, Other Complex Disorders

A new blood test called EpiSign may help identify complex and hard-to-diagnose genomic imprinting disorders such as Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). EpiSign, available in two versions, can diagnose 19 complex disorders. This newly available diagnostic tool, which identifies common DNA modifications, may also help researchers understand the clinical significance of genetic…