Explaining the Causes of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy

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This informative video from Osmosis discusses the genetics behind both Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.

Find out more about the nine different types of muscular dystrophy here. 

The film uses hand-drawn diagrams to highlight the mutated genes and proteins responsible for the disease, explains why these types of muscular dystrophy are more likely to happen to males than females and illustrates some of the early signs and symptoms of both forms.

A gene that may modify the severity of Duchenne muscular dystrophy has been identified. Read more here.

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