Experimental gene therapy cassettes for Duchenne muscular dystrophy have been modified to deliver better performance. The cassettes, which carry the therapy into muscle cells, contain newer versions of a miniaturized treatment gene.
Alison and Paul Frase recently visited a UW Medicine lab, which is curing dogs with myotubular myopathy (MTM), the disease that took their son Joshua's life just before his 16th birthday.
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UW muscular dystrophy researcher Dr. Jeffrey S. Chamberlain will be inducted Feb. 14 as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advance of Science at the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, Calif.
A newly established muscular dystrophy research center in Seattle hopes to bring promising laboratory results into therapeutic trials.