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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a recessive X-linked form of muscular dystrophy, affecting around 1 in 3,600 males, which results in muscle degeneration and premature death. The disorder is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, located on the human X chromosome, which codes for the protein dystrophin. Dystrophin is an important structural ...more on Wikipedia

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