What is Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS)?

What is Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS)?

The goal here is to try to get information to people who have just been diagnosed, who are completely overwhelmed by this whole thing, so let’s start with the basics: what is Li-Fraumeni syndrome? Well, Li-Fraumeni syndrome is an inherited cancer condition. It’s caused by mutations in a gene that’s called TP53. Individuals who have…

UCL Innovators: Dr Mariya Moosajee

Hi, I’m Mariya Moosajee. I’m a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Senior Lecturer at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Genetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness amongst working age adults, and it also contributes to around 30% of blindness in children worldwide. I’m developing the use of small molecule drugs for the…

Mutations (Updated)

Mutations (Updated)

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. Ever since I was a kid, I have been curious about mutations. I think certain movies may have had an impact; I used to imagine mutations with amazing abilities. But, there was also a lot I didn’t understand. Let me explain. Many people understand…