Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

EDIT-301 earns FDA orphan drug designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to EDIT-301, an experimental cell-based gene-editing therapy given as a one-time infusion for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD). The designation is given to spur the development of therapies for diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 people…