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Gene-editing technique successfully stops progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

DALLAS – Dec. 31, 2015 – Using a new gene-editing technique, a team of scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center stopped progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice.

If efficiently and safely scaled up in DMD patients, this technique could lead to one of the first successful genome editing-based treatments for this fatal disease, researchers said. Click here for full news release.

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