Children with rare genetic disorder gather for research clinic at Washington University

ST. LOUIS — Emily Bejerano, who has worn glasses since before she can remember, was diagnosed at age 5 with insulin-dependent diabetes. Two years later, a doctor linked her vision troubles and diabetes symptoms to diagnose her with Wolfram syndrome, a rare genetic disease that affects only one in every 500,000 people worldwide. “You see […]

$3 million to help expand Wolfram syndrome research

Grant to renew annual clinic, advance understanding of rare disorder From the WashU School of Medicine News… Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a five-year, $3 million grant to study Wolfram syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes neurologic problems, insulin-dependent diabetes and other serious conditions. The new grant, […]