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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs

Category: General 

Transfer of the MTM1 gene into the weakened muscle tissue of dogs affected by myotubular myopathy restores muscle strength. The disease arises from a genetic mutation that disrupts the production of a protein needed for muscle function, Replacing the gene appears to be corrective. Click here to read the press release.