D4Z4 region on chromosome 4

MDA-supported researchers have developed a research mouse with the same molecular abnormalities that underlie human types 1 and 2 facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

posted on April 4, 2013 - 2:00pm
A newly developed research mouse that has the same combination of genetic alterations that causes human facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is expected to change the way research in this disease is conducted, possibly speeding the development of therapies. Unlike humans, mice normally do not have a DNA structure called a D4Z4 repeat array that, when altered, causes FSHD. Therefore, FSHD...

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