Sometimes I get tired of sitting on my butt all day studying. But then I read the New York Times the next morning and see this: FDA Approves Genetic Drug to Treat Rare Disease. This is the first drug approved for antisense technology, targeting the mRNA and destroying it, for apolipoprotein B to lower LDL levels in those with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
I just took an exam in biochemistry in which I had to memorize all those apolipoproteins (“what’s the point?”) and this morning I understood the science behind this drug and knew exactly which disease the article was referencing. It feels great to learn something and apply it to real life.
I also get really excited about mRNA, biochem, and molecular anything. Who am I?