“Oser vaincre” (Dare to win) is the slogan for the Telethon 2012 campaign that will start on December 7 and 8. Three million people in France are affected by 6,000 different rare diseases. These diseases, mostly genetic and disabling, had remained largely unknown for a long time. The aim of the Telethon is to put these diseases back in the limelight, to provide good quality care for those who suffer from them, to provide suitable support and obtain concrete solutions to help them cope with the diseases by actively supporting research.
Several Inserm researchers are currently working on these rare diseases.Some of them will take part in the 30-hour live Telethon programme and will present the results of their research. They will be available to answer any questions you want to ask between now and Friday.
The personalities below will take part in the Telethon:
Marisol Corral Debrinsky and José-Alain Sahel from theInstituteofVision
Marc Peschanski and Xavier Nissan from Istem
Marina Cavazzana and Alain Fischer
Martine Barkats, Thomas Voit and Laurent Servais from theInstituteofMyology
Philippe Moullier and Guylène Le Meur
The press releases from these teams are available.
On 6 December 2012, Patrizia Paterlini Bréchot’s team published an article demonstrating that it was possible to obtain a prenatal diagnosis of genetic diseases from a simple blood sample.