Neurology Today Article: New Report Identifies Pathogen for Fascioscapulohumeral Dystrophy

By: Tom Valeo

Published: September 16, 2010 – Volume 10 – Issue 18 – p 15

Nearly 20 years after the discovery of the mutation, scientists have finally determined how it contributes to a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD, which occurs in about 1 in 20,000 births.

Although questions remain, the discovery, reported online in Science on Aug. 19, points the way toward an effective treatment for FSHD, which produces progressive wasting of muscles in the upper body…

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