Targeting genetic kidney disease

NBA great Alonzo Mourning returned home feeling ill after winning the gold medal from the Sydney Olympics. Surprisingly, he was diagnosed shortly after with kidney disease. His type of kidney disease is linked to genetic variants of the APOL1 gene carried by 13% of people with African ancestry. Ogo Egbuna leads clinical development researching APOL1-mediated kidney disease at Vertex, where they're investigating a small molecule therapy to target its underlying cause... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists