A useful but unwieldy CMT classification system helps make sense of the many subtypes of the disease
As recently as the early 1990s, many experts hoped that understanding just a few genes that influenced the development or maintenance of myelin or axons would explain all of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
It didn’t turn out to be that simple, however. Today, there are dozens of genes recognized that, when flawed, can cause CMT.
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Can love, courage and modern medical technology prevent muscular dystrophy from being passed on to the next generation?
It was the worst Monday morning of our lives — and Mondays are universally bad.
My wife, Monique, and I woke up to a snow lockdown in London. The snow had started gently enough in the evening, but now on this January morning it was a white strait jacket. We could hardly move, but we desperately needed to get to Nottingham at all costs. Our potential future children — two fertilized...
Our son is wonderful,” says K.M., a 42-year-old San Francisco area events manager and the mother of a 7-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. “I couldn’t ask for anything more. He’s everything I ever wanted. Of course I wouldn’t want this disease, but he’s just such a great, sweet kid, and it’s been our hope and dream to give him brothers or sisters.