Sara Winokur

New findings show abnormally activated parts of a gene called DUX4 may underlie FSH dystrophy

posted on August 27, 2009 - 11:45am
An MDA-supported team of scientists in the United States and the Netherlands has uncovered new leads about the origins of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), a disease whose biochemical underpinnings have proved elusive to scientists despite years of investigation.

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.