Lorenzo's Oil Could Not Cure Lorenzo, But Newborn Screening Is Expected To Save Others From His Fate

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March 13, 2016

Lorenzo's Oil, a 1992 film starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, depicted Augusto and Michaela Odone’s quest for a treatment that could save their son Lorenzo from dying of a rare genetic disorder. Since the film’s release, Lorenzo Odone, his parents and Dr. Hugo Moser, the physician-scientist whose help the Odones sought, have all died. But a new piece of their legacy promises to help improve the lives of boys who inherited the same genetic disease that struck down Lorenzo. Read the entire piece.

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