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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