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10 Key Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy


Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare genetic disorder where muscles in the body degenerate over time. It is a regressive disease which can, depending on its severity, lead to being unable to walk, talk, swallow and breathe. Here are some key facts about the disease based on information from the SMA Trust.


SMA is caused by a fault in the Survival Motor Neuron 1 (SMN1) gene.

Better understand the mechanisms of spinal muscular atrophy with this animated film.

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One comment

  1. Icarius says:

    Sorry but i don t think thats true.
    It s a vaccination going wrong.
    When the shots get in the n.ischiascius it.s destroying the motorneuron.
    It don t happens mutch but it happens.just like gen mutation.but no youre not saying that won t you.

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