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Is Genetic Fairness Finally Coming to Canada?

April 29th, 2016 by FFB Canada

An interview with Bev Heim Myers, Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness, and CEO of Huntington Society Canada. Did you know that Canada is the only G7 country that does not protect its citizens against genetic discrimination? This is a problem. Indeed, it is a particularly pressing problem for anyone who hopes to…

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Pioneering Gene Therapy Trial for Blinding Eye Disease Shows Promising Long-Term Benefits

April 29th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Will gene therapy be an effective treatment for blinding eye diseases?  Many people who live with vision loss are waiting for an answer, while scientists and clinicians are testing a variety of different gene therapy approaches. The latest results, published in the reputable New England Journal of Medicine, provide the strongest evidence to date about the…

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Ride for Sight Announces National Grand Prize Draw

April 28th, 2016 by FFB Canada

You and a friend could be partying at the 2017 Ride for Sight in Newfoundland or Central Ontario! Register for Ride for Sight and rev your fundraising engines to earn entries into the draw for our National Grand Prize – a trip to the 2017 Ride for Sight in Newfoundland (or in Central Ontario for…

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Cycle for Sight Toronto Outdoor Training

April 22nd, 2016 by FFB Canada

Looking to join an outdoor training ride? Our friends with the Friends for Life Bike Rally have invited Cycle for Sight Toronto participants to join them for their weekly training rides across the GTA. Meet other cyclists, explore the city and work up a sweat while building your stamina for event day. Training rides happen…

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