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The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of MD are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. The disorders differ in terms of the distribution and extent of muscle weakness (some forms of MD also affect cardiac muscle), age of onset, rate of progression, and pattern of inheritance.
New genomics technique can be used to track down the causes of rare genetic diseases

New genomics technique can be used to track down the causes of rare genetic diseases

New tool records and tracks microbiome growth

New tool records and tracks microbiome growth

Genetic mechanisms could serve as a road map for screening new drugs to prolong healthy lifespan

Genetic mechanisms could serve as a road map for screening new drugs to prolong healthy lifespan

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist awarded federal grant for aging research

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist awarded federal grant for aging research

GW researchers to study the underlying pathophysiology of myasthenia gravis

GW researchers to study the underlying pathophysiology of myasthenia gravis

Stem cells derived from patients could lead to new treatments for congenital muscular dystrophies

Stem cells derived from patients could lead to new treatments for congenital muscular dystrophies

Experimental treatment shows early promise to help nearly half of DMD patients

Experimental treatment shows early promise to help nearly half of DMD patients

Cheaper drug equally effective in preserving cardiovascular function in boys with DMD

Cheaper drug equally effective in preserving cardiovascular function in boys with DMD

Researchers develop new technology to study cell nanomechanics

Researchers develop new technology to study cell nanomechanics

Study: Gene editing may correct genetic mutation responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study: Gene editing may correct genetic mutation responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study identifies inhibitor that protects cells from toxic DUX4 effects

Study identifies inhibitor that protects cells from toxic DUX4 effects

A young woman, a wheelchair and the fight to take her place at Stanford

A young woman, a wheelchair and the fight to take her place at Stanford

Study uncovers gene that hides tumor cells from immunotherapy

Study uncovers gene that hides tumor cells from immunotherapy

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell

New drug provides hope for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New drug provides hope for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study uncovers potential modifier genes in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Study uncovers potential modifier genes in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

New discovery could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New discovery could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study raises the prospect of new therapies to delay muscle atrophy

Study raises the prospect of new therapies to delay muscle atrophy

Scientists successfully carry out gene editing in vivo

Scientists successfully carry out gene editing in vivo

Lithium improves muscle size and strength in mice with limb girdle muscular dystrophy

Lithium improves muscle size and strength in mice with limb girdle muscular dystrophy