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From Mila to millions

"We took a look and we perform whole genome sequencing of Mila, her mother, her father, as well as her little brother. And we looked for something that might have been missed in those dark regions of the genome. And we found something quite unusual..."

In Todays Episode, Dr Richard Scott, Chief Medical Officer of Genomics England is joined by Julia Vitarello, the mother of Mila, a young girl who was diagnosed with Battens Disease, and Dr Tim Yu, the doctor who designed a medicine just for her.

We'll be hearing Mila's story and how Julia and Tim hope to help many more families access treatments for their children -- as they put it, from Mila to millions.


We envision a future where individualized medicine centers around the world routinely offer patients customized treatments targeting their condition’s underlying genetic cause.



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