Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for communication and discovery. As a science writer, her goal is to provide readers, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.

Articles by Ana Pena

Voyager’s Gene Therapy Improves Parkinson’s Patients’ Movement Over Long Term, Trial Shows

A single administration of Voyager Therapeutics gene therapy improves advanced Parkinson’s patients’ movement up to three years later, a Phase 1b trial indicates. Voyager designed VY-AADC01 to deliver the aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) gene to a specific brain region, the putamen. The gene provides instructions for the production of the AADC…