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Penn researchers gain new insights on spinal muscular atrophy
Date:5/29/2008

st that spinal muscular atrophy is a general disease of splicing.

"Now we know that SMA is clearly a disease that not only affects motor neurons, but all cell types when the gene for SMN is damaged," says Dreyfuss. In the end, concludes Dreyfuss, this is a different way to look at the disease. Finding a way to restore SMN levels in the entire body is one therapeutic approach to aim for, based on these findings.


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Contact: Karen Kreeger
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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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