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posted on November 1, 2008 - 11:09am
Story includes research items about: limb-girdle and Duchenne muscular dystrophies, myasthenia gravis, mitochondrial myopathy, Friedreich's ataxia, spinal muscular atrophy
posted on July 1, 2007 - 10:32am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
The underlying cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can be any of a large number of mutations in the gene for the dystrophin protein. One strategy now being tested for overcoming this problem is gene therapy, the insertion of new dystrophin genes. Another is the transplantation of cells that give rise to muscle.