The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research
The Manton Center in the News
Wall Street Journal Features Gene Partnership
The Wall Street Journal featured the Gene Partnership (GP), the infrastructure of the Gene Discovery Core (GDC), in a lengthy and in-depth article that highlighted the innovative nature of the program. The project is led by GDC scientists Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH, Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, Lou Kunkel, PhD, and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, and showcases our commitment to advancing research and medicine.
First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Approved
The NIH press release about the 13 new lines of human embyonic stem cells which have been approved for use in NIH-funded research. Eleven of the 13 cell lines were created in the Daley laboratory.
December 2, 2009
When Milk Threatens Babies
The Boston Globe discusses the relevance of orphan disease research by highlighting Dr. Gerard T. Berry's research and the comprehensive galactosemia conference co-sponsored by The Manton Center in August, 2009.
Rules Will Allow Financing for Old Stem Cell Lines
Dr. George Daley talks about the significance of older stem cell lines being eligible for federally financed research under the Obama administration in The New York Times
July 6, 2009
Louis Kunkel, PhD, chief of the Division of Genetics and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, was recently awarded the $250,000 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Lou identified the gene and protein dystrophin, which is mutated in boys with Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy. The award has been awarded annually since 1996 to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies the understanding of birth defects.
George Daley, MD, PhD, associate chief and director of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation, was recently awarded the E. Mead Johnson Award from the American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research. The award, given since 1939, honors clinical and laboratory research achievements in pediatrics and is considered the most prestigious award in pediatric research.
No Small Change for the Health Information Economy
The Wall Street Journal features The New England Journal of Medicine article written by Dr. Isaac Kohane and Dr. Ken Mandl discussing the Obama administration's plans for electronic healthcare records
March 26, 2009
Announcing The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research
Boston Children's Hospital Press Release
November 12, 2008