Longevity in Mice with a genetically determined Muscular Dystrophy


THE recent communications by Dowben1 and Tubis et al. 2 regarding possible therapeutic procedures for mice with a genetically determined form of myopathy3 have prompted this preliminary communication commenting on some problems relating to longevity in animals with this defect.

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MILLER, J., WOOD, A. & GIBSON, W. Longevity in Mice with a genetically determined Muscular Dystrophy. Nature 190, 552 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190552a0

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