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‘Dead gene’ plays key role in muscular dystrophy

Tapscott’s global team discovers expression of an MD-causing gene thought to be inactive in humans; work may lead to new therapy targets, evolutionary insights

Nov. 1, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

An international team of researchers led by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Dr. Stephen Tapscott has made a second critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.

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