Gene-editing technique successfully stops progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Using a new gene-editing technique, a team of scientists has stopped progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in young mice. DMD, the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy among boys, is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. The disease affects one in 3,500 to 5,000 boys, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other estimates, and often leads to premature death by the early 30s.

      

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