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

Full Phase 3 trial data: Valbenazine eases chorea in Huntington’s

The oral therapy valbenazine significantly reduces involuntary muscle contractions, or chorea, and patient-reported disease burden in people with Huntington’s disease, according to results from the Phase 3 KINECT-HD clinical trial. Top-line data were announced by Neurocrine Biosciences, the therapy’s manufacturer, in 2021. The full findings have…

Huntington’s patients in US have new option of Austedo XR

Austedo XR, an extended-release oral formulation of Austedo (deutetrabenazine), is now commercially available in the U.S. as a treatment for adults with chorea, or uncontrolled muscle contractions, associated with Huntington’s disease. The new formulation is available in tablet strengths of 6 mg, 12 mg, and 24 mg,…