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

Skills Training Given Before Symptoms Evident May Help Rett Children

Early, intensive training in motor and memory skills before symptoms develop may delay disease progression and help children with Rett syndrome retain specific milestones, a study in mice suggests. Observed benefits were not evident when training was given to symptomatic animals, its researchers wrote, supporting “genetic screening of newborns…