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Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Muscular Dystrophy
Date:5/21/2010

containing the normal gene does not induce the immune system to attack the virus."

Also, Cwik said, "we do not know if sustained gene expression will continue for much longer periods of time."

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association has more on this condition.



SOURCES: Valerie Cwik, M.D., executive vice president, research, and medical director, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Tucson, Ariz.; Rabi Tawil, M.D., professor, neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.; Richard Moxley, M.D., director, Neuromuscular Disease Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.; May 21, 2010, presentation, American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, Washington, D.C.


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