The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD, together with researchers at State University of New York at Stony Brook and the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine, is seeking volunteers for a collaborative research study into genetic factors determining FSHD severity.  FSHD severity...

An in depth interview with Chris conducted by Bob Salter, which aired on WFAN on Sunday morning, April 17th. Listen to the full interview: [audio mp3=""][/audio]...

Updated: April 13, 2011 Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Nets radio voice Chris Carrino has been living with a secret for almost two decades. The 40-year-old, who has spent the past decade describing the franchise's run at NBA titles early in the decade to the misery of recent losing seasons, has done it with his body being gradually attacked by a form of muscular dystrophy.

By GINA KOLATA Published: August 19, 2010
The human genome is riddled with dead genes, fossils of a sort, dating back hundreds of thousands of years the genome's equivalent of an attic full of broken and useless junk.
Some of those genes, surprised geneticists reported Thursday, can rise from the dead like zombies, waking up to cause one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy. This is the first time, geneticists say, that they have seen a dead gene come back to life and cause a disease.

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