Prion disease gets personal

Woman’s diagnosis turns her and her husband into scientists

Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh

NEW SCIENTISTS  Married couple Eric Minikel (left) and Sonia Vallabh (right) switched careers to investigate a deadly brain disease that Vallabh inherited from her mother.

Maria Nemchuk, Broad Inst. Communications

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