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Muscular dystrophy

A hidden ancestral legacy trumped

A previously unsuspected genetic mechanism underlies a type of muscular dystrophy common in Japan. A therapeutic approach based on this finding and tested in mice has come up with encouraging results. See Letter p.127

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Figure 1: Abnormal splicing of the fukutin gene.


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Nakamori, M., Thornton, C. A hidden ancestral legacy trumped. Nature 478, 46–47 (2011).

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