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1st European Myasthenia Gravis Day: All united to raise awareness of this disease

Characterized by fatigue and muscle weakness that fluctuate over time, autoimmune myasthenia gravis is the subject of the very first European Myasthenia Gravis Day, on 2 June 2023. The aim is to give as many people as possible an understanding of the impact of this unpredictable and often invisible disease, and to standardize the way it is treated across Europe. 

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Genother Biocluster: Accelerating the development of gene therapy drugs in France 

The Genother biocluster, dedicated to accelerating the development of gene therapy drugs, of which Genethon is one of the founders, is one of the 5 winners of the France 2030 call for expressions of interest. This labelling, announced on 16 May by the French President, will strengthen France's leadership in the field of gene therapy, one of the most dynamic areas of biomedical research.

Cure through innovation booklet

The new Cure through Innovation booklet is out!

Cure through Innovation is a booklet that sums up the main actions and missions of the AFM-Téléthon association, as well as the key figures for 2022. The July 2023 edition has just been published!

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90,839,067 euros for the Telethon 2022: we have not given up. Thank you!

Thank you to everyone: donors, volunteers mobilized throughout France and abroad, families, partners, personalities! Thanks to your mobilization on December 2 and 3, the Telethon 2022 raised 90,839,067 euros! This tremendous result - the best since 2016 - shows how much the French people support the families’ fight against rare diseases.

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A new president for the Scientific Advisory Board

On April 12, Prof. Judith Melki succeeded Odile Boespflug-Tanguy as president of the AFM-Telethon’s Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Emeritus of medical genetics, Judith Melki is at the origin of the discovery of the SMN gene, responsible for spinal muscular atrophy.

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Telethon 2020: 58 290 120 euros!

At the end of the television broadcast, the counter of the 2020 Telethon shows 58 290 120 euros. Despite the health crisis, which led to the cancellation of a very large number of events in towns and villages, the French people responded positively to this extraordinary Telethon: the one presenting the greatest victories of its history. Behind these victories, there are faces, first names, children, parents, changed lives, regained motions, smiles and laughter, and life who wins.

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The Généthon laboratory, gene therapy pioneer, is 30 years old!

Généthon, a unique scientific and human adventure, turns 30 this year. Created by a patient organization and funded by the Téléthon, this laboratory has put France at the forefront of genome exploration and of the gene therapy revolution.


Advances in research: two new documents are available

« Advances in Steinert’s disease » and « Advances in myotonic dystrophy type 2 » are two new documents, published by the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon), which can be read and/or downloaded here.