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FDA Approves Cannabidiol To Treat Severe Form Of Epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the 25th of June 2018 approved Epidiolex oral solution that is essentially cannabidiol or the active component of marijuana or cannabis. As of now, the drug is approved for use in two rare forms of epilepsy – Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The approval comes for individuals over two years of age

TRAF7 Gene Mutations Tied To Multisystem Disorder

A team of researchers sequenced all the protein-coding genes in the patients' genomes and identified four different mutations in the gene TRAF7. The researchers report in the American Journal of Human Genetics that in six individuals the mutations are de novo, meaning they are not present in the parents