Duchenne gene finding anniversary

posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:36am
This fall marks the 22nd anniversary of the finding that a lack of the muscle protein dystrophin, stemming from flaws in the dystrophin gene, is the root cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (See “MDA Matters.”) On March 8, at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, researchers, physicians, families and MDA staff members gathered to commemorate this momentous development.

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