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The FFI curse

July 28, 2010

FFI means fatal familial insomnia. It is a genetic disease that manifests itself after the age of procreation – we’re talking about a smart gene, right?

I got interested in this rare disease as the last year of medical school approaches and I need a good subject for the final medical thesis. I am looking for a mathematical model for this disease or at least for the thalamic degeneration that is central to it, but meanwhile I found this documentary made by the Prion Information Center:

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