Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer, she looks for connecting the public, 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

Genome Sequencing Accurately, Rapidly Diagnosed CLN8 Variants in Boy, 8

Chinese researchers used an advanced genetic sequencing technique to identify two new pathogenic variants of the CLN8 gene in a boy with suspected neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), or Batten disease. Molecular diagnosis was delivered within three weeks, demonstrating the advantages of using genome sequencing for providing fast and…