News tagged with muscular disease

A look at the UK's proposal to make babies from 3 people

As British lawmakers vote Tuesday on whether to legalize the creation of babies made from the DNA of three people, here are some questions and answers about the proposed techniques and the controversy surrounding them. ...

Feb 03, 2015
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Can antibiotics cause autoimmunity?

The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop. Some diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, can result from mutations that insert this ...

Mar 31, 2014
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Treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

(Medical Xpress)—Reviving a gene which is 'turned down' after birth could be the key to treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an incurable muscle-wasting condition that affects one in every 3,500 ...

Dec 02, 2013
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