$3M Grant to Help Build ‘Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle’

$3M Grant to Help Build ‘Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle’

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$3M Grant to Help Build ‘Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle’

A team of researchers received a $3-million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to create a comprehensive blueprint of healthy skeletal muscle cells — whose dysfunction is associated with several rare muscle diseases, such as muscle dystrophy — as children grow. Muscular dystrophy comprises a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles used during voluntary movement. Understanding skeletal muscle cells’ ‘normal state’ and changes in gene…

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