Upsetting a fragile alliance triggers a deadly childhood disease

29 junio 2015

SMA is a devastating neuromuscular disorder that robs children of their ability to walk, eat, or breathe. Mostly caused by an inherited flaw in the Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) gene, SMA is presently without a cure. Scientists have shown that fruit flies and brewer’s yeast can reveal clues about this disorder.