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Cockayne Syndrome (CS) is characterized by developmental abnormalities and photodermatosis causing a child's cells to be continually damaged by UV light. And once they are damaged, those affected lack the ability to repair their cellular genetics.
Price Sun Advocate - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:48



WSU researchers find crucial step in DNA repair
Smerdon and his colleagues also study Cockayne Syndrome, a TCR deficiency disease that causes extreme sun sensitivity, nervous system degeneration and premature aging. Other DNA repair deficits can cause a range of diseases such as leukemia, ...
Science Codex - Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:56

How brotherly love helped raise £3k for hospice
The nine-year-old suffered from a rare genetic condition called Cockayne Syndrome, a disease that causes premature aging, that affects two in every million newborns. Ellie and her canoeing friends covered around 15k a day, paddling for up to eight ...
The Oxford Times - Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:16



Orpington girl 'constantly smiling' despite suffering from rare genetic disease
Late last year, 18-month-old Orpington girl Freya Huckstepp was diagnosed with Cockayne Syndrome (CS) - a rare genetic disease characterised by premature ageing. Despite this, she is an amazingly happy child, described as "constantly smiling" - even in ...
News Shopper - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 03:11


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