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Inherited Disorders and Birth Defects

Research being done on myotonic dystrophy

08/18/2008

Question:

I was wondering if you heard of any trial studies going on to cure Myptonic Dystrophy?

Answer:

The National Institutes of Health has appointed The University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY, to manage the National Registry of Myotonic Dystrophy and Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Patients and Family Members. The purpose of the registry is to enroll and conduct research studies, some of which are aimed at finding cures for the disease. The website is listed below.

Related Resources:

National Registry of Myotonic Dystrophy

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Response by:

Anne   Matthews, RN, PhD Anne Matthews, RN, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University