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The Nuclear Option

Antisense Approach Kills Toxic Myotonic Dystrophy Transcripts

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Myotonic dystrophy leads to muscle weakness – but also to cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes and cognitive disorders. In fact, Charles Thornton told BioWorld Today, "dystrophy is a bit of misnomer" for the disorder, which he considers closest to a neurodegenerative disease.

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