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First PWS Genome Sequencing Project Now Enrolling Participants

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) is launching the first Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) Genome Project, it announced. This project aims to unveil how variations in patients’ DNA influence the range and severity of PWS symptoms, and impacts response to different treatments. Initially, it is looking to enroll about…

Patient-derived ‘Mini-brains’ May Help in Understanding PWS

New brain-like organoids, or “mini-brains,” that are specific to key regions and derived from patients could serve as models for studies of the underlying neurological and molecular mechanisms of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), researchers reported. Notably, the team created arcuate organoids generated from cells of PWS patients, which captured the arcuate…

Saniona Video Series Highlights Impact of PWS and Hypothalamic Obesity

A new video series from Saniona is highlighting the impact, on patients and caregivers, of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and an associated condition called hypothalamic obesity. Called “Saniona’s Community Voices,” the series features people living with rare diseases, including PWS, along with their caregivers, and healthcare professionals. The…