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Muscular Dystrophy


Muscular dystrophies are genetic muscle diseases that cause progressive weakening of the muscles over time. There are more than 60 different types of muscular dystrophy. The symptoms and severity of muscular dystrophy as well as the potential treatment depends very much of the genetic cause of the disorder. This research project was initiated to allow patients with muscular dystrophy, and their families, to help accelerate research toward better symptom alleviation and treatment.