New genetic targets discovered in fight against muscle-wasting disease

11 septiembre 2014

Findings of a new study offer the possibility of developing new ways of tackling an incurable condition known as muscle-wasting disease. To date, only six genes have been linked to the illness. Despite rigorous screening, at least 50% of patients have no detectable mutation in the 6 known genes. Now a breakthrough study has discovered two more genes linked to the disease.