Moguls bankroll disease research

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September 11, 2011
Bloomberg News    
Posted in News, PND News

"Goldman Sachs partner Dinakar Singh discovered in 2001 that his 19-month-old daughter, Arya, had a crippling genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy. The malady makes the nerve cells that control muscles gradually deteriorate. There are no treatments, let alone a cure. Worse still, while the gene causing the ailment had recently been discovered, nobody in the drug industry was doing much about it, he says. ... Singh, who left Goldman in 2004, has spent almost $100 million of his own money to create and fund the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation." [editor's note: Which is as it should be, though I'd hardly wish the misery on anyone - SAT] (09/11/11)  

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