New gene therapy stops this brain-destroying illness in children.

In Brain Science, Dementia, DNA, Genetics by Brainy Days Ahead

Metachromatic leukodystrophy, or MLD, is an inherited disorder that strikes in childhood and destroys the brain’s white matter, leading to paralysis and dementia. This life-saving therapy works by adding a correct copy of a single gene to a child’s bone marrow. The age of DNA is here.