Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Risk of severe hemorrhage after childbirth ‘alarmingly high’: Study

Women with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders are more likely to experience postpartum hemorrhage and other bleeding problems related to pregnancy and childbirth than those without such diseases, a population-based study from Canada reports. Findings “showed that women with inherited bleeding disorders are at increased odds of [postpartum hemorrhage]…

Hemophilia B gene therapy Hemgenix approved in Switzerland

Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec), the first and only one-time gene therapy approved for hemophilia B, has been approved in Switzerland, CSL Behring, the company marketing the therapy globally, announced. “The approval of Hemgenix in Switzerland marks an important milestone for patients, and we look forward to collaborating with…

Top 10 hemophilia stories of 2023

Hemophilia News Today brought you coverage of the latest developments in research and advances in treatments for hemophilia in 2023. Here we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most-read articles published on our site last year. We hope to continue being a resource for the hemophilia community…

Device developed that can diagnose hemophilia A in emergencies

Scientists in Taiwan have created a new point-of-care device to diagnose hemophilia type A and determine a person’s blood type using just a small sample of blood. The device “is especially suitable for usage in emergency or natural disasters to provide quantitative testing in rescue and relief operations,” the…

Hemgenix lowers bleeding rates, replacement therapy use

Bleeding rates and the use of replacement therapies among men with severe or moderately severe hemophilia B remain low at least three years after a single dose of the approved gene therapy Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec). That’s according to updated data from the Phase 3 HOPE-B clinical trial…

Marstacimab up for approval for hemophilia in US, Europe

The once-weekly injection therapy marstacimab is being considered for approval in both the U.S. and Europe for people with hemophilia A and hemophilia B who don’t have inhibitors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to decide on it in late 2024, while a decision from the European…