Gene therapy treats all muscles in the body in muscular dystrophy dogs

22 octubre 2015

Muscular dystrophy, which affects approximately 250,000 people in the US, occurs when damaged muscle tissue is replaced with fibrous, fatty or bony tissue and loses function. For years, scientists have searched for a way to successfully treat the most common form of the disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which primarily affects boys. Now, a team of researchers has successfully treated dogs with DMD and say that human clinical trials are being planned in the next few years.