What is SMA? Introduction to Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects mostly children. Sadly, some forms of SMA can lead to death. The severe neuromuscular disease causes the inability to participate in daily life functions like walking, eating, or even breathing.

Read more about spinal muscular atrophy here.

In this video shared by fightsmavideo in 2010, Dr. Bob Leshner, a pediatric neurologist and neuromuscular clinician, provides an introduction to SMA.

Find out more on how gene therapy can be used to treat SMA.

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