DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that most cells have two copies of a gene - one from the mother and one from the father?
In certain cases, an error in one copy is enough to cause disease. In other cases, a person with an error in one copy would be a carrier, and a person with two defective copies would have the disease. 
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DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that most cells have two copies of a gene - one from the mother and one from the father?
In certain cases, an error in one copy is enough to cause disease. In other cases, a person with an error in one copy would be a carrier, and a person with two defective copies would have the disease.
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Our 2022 Tea for Blu is presented by @bmocanada!
Thank you to BMO for their gracious support over the years, in helping us fundraise and raise awareness for Tay-Sachs Disease.
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Our 2022 Tea for Blu is presented by @bmocanada!
Thank you to BMO for their gracious support over the years, in helping us fundraise and raise awareness for Tay-Sachs Disease.
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Blu Genes continues to raise funds to advance gene therapy. 

We are currently supporting new Tay-Sachs research at @SickKidsVS. Learn more about what the future holds.

Link in bio. 
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Blu Genes continues to raise funds to advance gene therapy.

We are currently supporting new Tay-Sachs research at @SickKidsVS. Learn more about what the future holds.

Link in bio.
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An afternoon in support of Blu Genes Foundation!🍵

Will you be joining us on May 29? Enjoy a sophisticated sparkling wine reception, tea-themed activations, and a sit-down traditional tea experience!
You’ll also have the opportunity to hear more about the new Tay-Sachs research launched at @SickKidsVS. 

Register at the link in our bio. 
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An afternoon in support of Blu Genes Foundation!🍵

Will you be joining us on May 29? Enjoy a sophisticated sparkling wine reception, tea-themed activations, and a sit-down traditional tea experience!
You’ll also have the opportunity to hear more about the new Tay-Sachs research launched at @SickKidsVS.

Register at the link in our bio.
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We’re excited to have Stephany Intriago
Associate Director at @SickKidsVS attending our annual Tea for Blu event as a Special Guest! 

Grab your ticket at the link in our bio to hear more about what Stephany has to say! 
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We’re excited to have Stephany Intriago
Associate Director at @SickKidsVS attending our annual Tea for Blu event as a Special Guest!

Grab your ticket at the link in our bio to hear more about what Stephany has to say!
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What is a Genetic Disorder?

Genetic disorders occur when there is a functional error in the DNA that results in disease. This error is also known as a mutation.
Genetic disorders are caused by a direct, single-gene error, while other diseases such as cancer, have a genetic component that can result from complex combinations of both genetic and environmental factors. 
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What is a Genetic Disorder?

Genetic disorders occur when there is a functional error in the DNA that results in disease. This error is also known as a mutation.
Genetic disorders are caused by a direct, single-gene error, while other diseases such as cancer, have a genetic component that can result from complex combinations of both genetic and environmental factors.
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Highlighting some VERY special guests that will be attending our 2nd Annual Tea for Blu! 

Dr. Zenya Ivakine, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Platform, Neuroscience Platform, Program in Genetics and Genome Biology at @SickKidsVS.

We can’t wait to hear what he has to say!
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Highlighting some VERY special guests that will be attending our 2nd Annual Tea for Blu!

Dr. Zenya Ivakine, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Platform, Neuroscience Platform, Program in Genetics and Genome Biology at @SickKidsVS.

We can’t wait to hear what he has to say!
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Our second annual Tea for Blu is taking place on Sunday, May 29th at the King Edward Hotel! 
Join us for an elegant afternoon tea and learn about the impact Blu Genes continues to have on advancing research thanks to your continued support.

Register at the link in our bio. 
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Our second annual Tea for Blu is taking place on Sunday, May 29th at the King Edward Hotel!
Join us for an elegant afternoon tea and learn about the impact Blu Genes continues to have on advancing research thanks to your continued support.

Register at the link in our bio.
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At Blu Genes, we hope we can get real treatment options for families and patients diagnosed with Tay-Sachs Disease and other rare diseases. 
We hope to provide options for treatment, and ultimately cures, that are meaningful and can prolong life. If we can do this, then we consider ourselves successful in our journey and mission. 
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At Blu Genes, we hope we can get real treatment options for families and patients diagnosed with Tay-Sachs Disease and other rare diseases.
We hope to provide options for treatment, and ultimately cures, that are meaningful and can prolong life. If we can do this, then we consider ourselves successful in our journey and mission.
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We are thrilled to have in person events back this year. Tea for Blu is scheduled for May 29th and tickets are now available on our website! 
Save the date of September 16th for Velo Blu 2022! 
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We are thrilled to have in person events back this year. Tea for Blu is scheduled for May 29th and tickets are now available on our website!
Save the date of September 16th for Velo Blu 2022!
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DID YOU KNOW?💡

Babies with Tay-Sachs disease are expected to develop normally in their first 3 to 6 months of life.  Within months to a few years, they lose the ability to see, hear, and move. By age 2, most start having seizures.
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DID YOU KNOW?💡

Babies with Tay-Sachs disease are expected to develop normally in their first 3 to 6 months of life. Within months to a few years, they lose the ability to see, hear, and move. By age 2, most start having seizures.
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Our goal is to offer hope to patients and families where currently there is none.

After tons of research and tests, Tay-Sachs Disease never showed as an option for my daughter. 

Growing awareness and education is key to Blu Genes Foundation as we work to help others diagnosed with rare diseases and Tay-Sachs Disease. 
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Our goal is to offer hope to patients and families where currently there is none.

After tons of research and tests, Tay-Sachs Disease never showed as an option for my daughter.

Growing awareness and education is key to Blu Genes Foundation as we work to help others diagnosed with rare diseases and Tay-Sachs Disease.
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Are you new to our page?! We’re glad you’re here, and glad that we can raise awareness about #TaySachs Disease and the efforts that Blu Genes is putting into making a difference. 

Tay-Sachs Disease is a rare and fatal inherited genetic disorder that often strikes in infancy. Children diagnosed with Tay-Sachs rarely live past the age of 4 years old. Learn more at the link in our bio. 
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Are you new to our page?! We’re glad you’re here, and glad that we can raise awareness about #TaySachs Disease and the efforts that Blu Genes is putting into making a difference.

Tay-Sachs Disease is a rare and fatal inherited genetic disorder that often strikes in infancy. Children diagnosed with Tay-Sachs rarely live past the age of 4 years old. Learn more at the link in our bio.
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The current research and gene therapy treatments that experts are focusing on include; physically removing the faulty Tay-Sachs mutation and introducing a functioning gene resulting in slowing or eliminate the disease entirely. 

Support Blu Genes today to help advance this research.
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The current research and gene therapy treatments that experts are focusing on include; physically removing the faulty Tay-Sachs mutation and introducing a functioning gene resulting in slowing or eliminate the disease entirely.

Support Blu Genes today to help advance this research.
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First day of Spring. 🍃
Looking forward to brighter and sunny days! 
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First day of Spring. 🍃
Looking forward to brighter and sunny days!
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Blu Genes is funding a new realm of #genetherapy treatments by looking to the experts who are striving to edit the human genome and the disease.
With your support, we can make a difference!

Head to www.blugenes.org/donate to  learn more and donate today. 
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Blu Genes is funding a new realm of #genetherapy treatments by looking to the experts who are striving to edit the human genome and the disease.
With your support, we can make a difference!

Head to www.blugenes.org/donate to learn more and donate today.
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There are many universal challenges faced with those living with a rare disease. For example, the lack of scientific knowledge and quality information on the disease often results in a delay in diagnosis.
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There are many universal challenges faced with those living with a rare disease. For example, the lack of scientific knowledge and quality information on the disease often results in a delay in diagnosis.
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Why was Blu Genes created?
We set up Blu Genes to help with various rare genetic diseases, research projects with low resources that showed a great deal of promise. 

To this day, we continue this effort, and are making a difference.

Donate at the link in our bio to join our efforts. 
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Why was Blu Genes created?
We set up Blu Genes to help with various rare genetic diseases, research projects with low resources that showed a great deal of promise.

To this day, we continue this effort, and are making a difference.

Donate at the link in our bio to join our efforts.
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We are happy to have seen such great progress that continues to be made with Rare Diseases. In just 2008, only 18 countries participated in celebrating #RareDiseaseDay, which just passed. This year, there are events held in over 100 countries.
This truly shows the progress and awareness that has been made over the years.
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We are happy to have seen such great progress that continues to be made with Rare Diseases. In just 2008, only 18 countries participated in celebrating #RareDiseaseDay, which just passed. This year, there are events held in over 100 countries.
This truly shows the progress and awareness that has been made over the years.
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay. 
Today we celebrate and push for a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. Together we can forge women’s equality and #BreakTheBias
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay.
Today we celebrate and push for a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. Together we can forge women’s equality and #BreakTheBias
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