Lifeline magazine

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Lifeline summer 2015

The summer 2015 issue of Lifeline focuses on some of the most challenging areas of our work – helping children with conditions so rare they have not even been diagnosed. Research and treatment for rare and inherited disease has advanced dramatically in recent years, so we have launched a special appeal to fund a new DNA sequencing machine. This urgently needed piece of equipment analyses a child’s genetic code which will lead to much quicker diagnosis and more effective treatment of these conditions.

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In this issue you can read about Herb who has a rare and complex disease which affected his immune system and led to frequent infections. Now, thanks to the treatment he received at Great Ormond Street Hospital, his future looks bright.

Our magazine guest editor is Ezara-Mai, who herself was diagnosed with an extremely rare skin condition called juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). She comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital every month for blood transfusions, and has had her DNA sequenced as part of a ground-breaking research project.

Ezara-Mai’s interview with Lucy Jenkins

Ezara-Mai talks to the director of our genetics laboratory about rare disease and genetics research, and the impact a new DNA sequencing machine will make for many more children and their families

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Behind-the-scenes on the Lifeline magazine shoot

Watch behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot and video interview to get a glimpse into what goes into creating Lifeline magazine. 

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