NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich's Ataxia Center of Excellence has been created with a $3.25 million gift from the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) in partnership with the Hamilton and Finneran families.

Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) is a progressive neurogenetic condition found in about one in every 50,000 people worldwide. No approved drugs currently exist for the condition, which is characterized by a progressive loss of coordinated movement and a loss of balance.

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