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Filed at 5:20 am under by dcobranchi

The NYT has a very inspirational piece about a young family whose infant daughter is fighting a previously untreatable disease. Like Tay-Sachs, Niemann-Pick disease is a storage disease that has been inevitably fatal. I’d never heard of Niemann-Pick before. The article indicates that it, like Tay-Sachs, is more prevalent in Ashkenazim families.

The parents and doctors are cautiously optimistic that the experimental treatment will work.

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