September 19, 2011 Massapequa Park, New York The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD announced the extension of a scientific research project directed towards understanding the genetic basis of variable severity in FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy). The study, entitled, "Uncovering the Genetic Basis of Variable Severity in FSHD"...

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 Dave D'Alessandro/Star-Ledger Columnist Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 The first time he was aware that something was wrong was when he was in his late teens, and being someone who doesn't complain about anything — that should be on his business card, by the way — Chris Carrino decided to keep it to himself.

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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