Somi Igbene, PhD, science writer —

Somi graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 with a PhD in cellular and molecular immunology. She worked as a medical writer at several medical communications agencies in London, including Core Medica. Besides science writing, Somi works as a registered associate nutritionist, helping adults and children improve their diets to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Articles by Somi Igbene

FDA Places Clinical Hold on FORTIS AT845 Gene Therapy Trial

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a clinical hold on the FORTIS Phase 1/2 trial of AT845, a single-dose gene therapy for adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). The decision was due to a study participant developing peripheral sensory neuropathy — nerve damage outside the brain…