News icon For Mitchell Scholar Holbrook ’13, the Quest to Provide Genetic Insights into a Rare Disease Is Personal

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The path 2013 Mitchell Scholar Sarah Holbrook has taken on her way to earning a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences winds through Fort Fairfield Middle/High School, the University of Maine, and The Jackson Laboratory, where she is now working to provide genetic insights into a rare disease: spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD). Check out this Jackson Laboratory story to learn how the search for ways to understand and prevent disease has kept Holbrook going through a long journey marked by challenges and loss.