5 FAQs About SMA


Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease of which both parents of the child must carry the faulty gene. Approximately 1 in 50 people are carriers of the faulty SMN2 gene.

Read more about the genes involved with spinal muscular atrophy here.

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