Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Manitoba Newborn Screening Program Expands to Include SMA

The newborn screening program at Cadham Provincial Laboratory in Manitoba, Canada, is expanding to include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), according to an announcement from Audrey Gordon, the province’s health minister. “Early diagnosis is the key to improving outcomes for babies born with metabolic, endocrine or genetic disorders such as…

CADTH Panel Recommends Against Reimbursing Spinraza for Adults

A committee of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) has issued a draft recommendation advising Spinraza (nusinersen) should not be reimbursed for the treatment of adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).  CADTH is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides evidence-based advice to…

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…