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Tapscott team discovers genes, mechanisms of common muscular dystrophy

Discoveries may result in biomarker test for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a disease that initially affects the skeletal muscles of the face, scapula and upper arms

Jan. 30, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

Continuing a series of groundbreaking discoveries begun in 2010 about the genetic causes of the third most common form of inherited muscular dystrophy, an international team of researchers led by the Hutchinson Center's Dr. Stephen Tapscott has identified the genes and proteins that damage muscle cells, as well as the mechanisms that can cause the disease.

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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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Muscular dystrophy: zeroing in on a cause

Tapscott, Snider and global research team further understanding of key genetic mutation, reveal possible drug targets

Aug. 23, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

An international team of researchers that includes investigators from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.

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Robins receives $150,000 Life Sciences Discovery Fund grant

Award boosts access to T-cell receptor gene sequencing service

July 26, 2010

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Harlan Robins received a commercialization grant worth $150,000 from the Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund. He will use the monies to enhance a DNA sequencing technology to profile T-cells within the immune system.

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Kiem Lab researcher lauded

Adair’s gene therapy research garners acclaim

June 14, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Jennifer Adair, a researcher in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division’s Kiem Lab, recently received an Excellence in Research award from the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy. Adair presented her award-winning work at ASGCT’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., last month.

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