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The LHON Genealogy Project

Posted by Danyella Davis on May 10, 2017 3:15:00 PM

As a 11778G>A mutation carrier, Lissa Poincenot, founder of, is forever connected to the Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) community.

After her son’s diagnosis in 2008, this mother turned advocate was determined to provide resources, tools, and easily accessible information to carriers and those diagnosed with LHON.

In her continued quest to find a cure by connecting research and LHON patients, Poincenot recognized a void.

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Topics: Inherited Eye Disorders, LHON, Global Genes Rare Patient Impact Grant, Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, eye disease, optic atrophy



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