In this short animated video from Julia Brownholtz shared in January 2015, we find out some basic information about spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disease which affects around one in 10,000 babies and the number one fatal disease for infants.
The video explains what the symptoms of the disease are, why it happens, who discovered the condition and what the progression of spinal muscular atrophy is. Julia explains which faulty gene is responsible for SMA, and how one in 50 Americans carry the faulty SMN1 gene.
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