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Seizures are sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbances in the brain. Seizures can happen to anyone, but epilepsy describes conditions in which a person has an ongoing risk of seizures. Seizures are one of the first symptoms of...

What Is the Blood-Brain Barrier? Our brains are the most complex organs that we have. Our brains perform functions that impact every single thing that goes on inside our bodies during the entirety of our lives,...

What Is the Blood-Brain Barrier? Our brains are the most complex organs that we have. Our brains perform functions that impact every single thing that goes on inside our bodies during the entirety of our lives,...

You may remember from our previous Science Simplified blog post that our DNA is the foundational instructional manual that our bodies use to function throughout the course of our lives. Our DNA sequence is made...

The goal of genetic counseling is to help you learn more about how genetic conditions might affect you or your family. Genetic conditions are caused by a change in the normal DNA sequence, which is...

Graphs can communicate important information. Understanding how to interpret these graphs can help rare disease families understand important scientific discoveries and potentially understand clinically relevant information. While there are multiple kinds of graphs, we are...