Pathology: Two of a kind

Atkinson, Sophie
June 2011
Nature Reviews Cancer;Jun2011, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p390
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on muscular dystrophies. It references the study "DNA damage, somatic aneuploidy, and malignant sarcoma susceptibility in Muscular Dystrophies" by W. M. Schmidt and colleagues in the 2011 issue. Commonly mutated muscular dystrophy-associated genes such as dystrophin (Dmd), and dysferlin (Dysf) were observed using mouse models. Results show that dystrophies in both humans and mice share common pathology of cancer-like DNA damage and genomic instability.


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