It was Christiane Benson's diagnosis with juvenile Batten disease in 2008 that inspired her parents to start the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation and to develop the universal carrier screening test.
Courtesy of Charlotte Benson
A Dutch man rides his bike by windmills in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands in 2007. Dutch researchers have found that the ability to ride a bike can help doctors distinguish between two similar forms of Parkinson's disease.
Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the civil rights division at the U.S. Department of Justice, said he is making enforcement of the Olmstead ruling a new priority for his division.