Researchers have identified a molecular switch that appears to lead to harmful gene activation in facioscapulohumeral MD

posted on May 7, 2012 - 1:00am
Researchers in Italy and Japan, supported in part by MDA, have identified what they believe is a molecular "switch" that may be inappropriately activating several genes in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).

Impossible things

posted on March 1, 2007 - 9:59am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 2
In 1990, Sara Winokur was a doctoral student in the laboratory of John Wasmuth, a professor of biological chemistry and a prominent researcher in genetics at the University of California at Irvine. It was an exciting time in genetics. The genes that, when mutated (flawed), cause diseases, were rapidly being identified. Among the first, in 1986, had been one for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.