New Genetic Technique Fixes Muscular Distrophy in Dogs

April 23, 2009

md_dog_beforeMIT Technology Review announced that a new variation of traditional gene therapy called antisense — in which a short strip of synthetic DNA or RNA molecules bind to a region of the host’s DNA and blocks its function — has been proven effective for a form of muscular dystrophy in dogs. Hope is high that this will lead to a breakthrough on human treatment for MD. For the complete article , go here.

For an amazing video of how this treatment can restore muscle function, go here.


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