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Newborn Screening Update for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

October 18, 2018 Newborn Screening Update for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy The Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) community took two big steps toward newborn screening this month. Newborn screening programs are important because they allow early diagnosis even before symptoms are observed. Newborn screening facilitates early treatment and rapid development of new therapies for infants everywhere. When… Read more »

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Building Your Team: Becker Muscular Dystrophy

October 3, 2018 Building Your Team: Becker Muscular Dystrophy Next week is Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) Awareness Week, a time for everyone to recognize the families around the world living with BMD. BMD affects 1 in 35,000 males worldwide. People with BMD show symptoms of muscle weakness in the teen years and can often keep… Read more »