Forest Ray PhD,  —

Forest Ray received his PhD in systems biology from Columbia University, where he developed tools to match drug side effects to other diseases. He has since worked as a journalist and science writer, covering topics from rare diseases to the intersection between environmental science and social justice. He currently lives in Long Beach, California.

Articles by Forest Ray

Markers of Inflammation Essential for AAV Gene Therapy Use, Study Says

Finding biomarkers that capture neuroinflammation is critical to the continued use of gene therapies carried on an adeno-associated virus (AAV) as a transport agent, according to a recent review. AAV-based gene therapies are of growing importance to  treating neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders like spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).