Mutations in the DYNC1H1 gene cause a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy; plastin 3 contributes to movement problems in SMN-related SMA

posted on May 15, 2012 - 12:29pm
Below are highlights of two recent studies in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disease in which the nerve cells (motor neurons) that control muscles in the spinal cord die, causing progressive weakness in the voluntary muscles.   

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