The Mechanisms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Using computer graphics, this animated film from Fusion Medical Animation explains the mechanisms of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Characterized by a degeneration of the motor neurons in the spinal cord, SMA leads to muscle wastage.

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The short video explains the SMN genes involved in the development of the disease and the proteins the faulty genes create.

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