Scientists in Australia Create Worm Model for CMT Gene Research

Scientists in Australia Create Worm Model for CMT Gene Research

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Scientists in Australia Create Worm Model for CMT Gene Research

Scientists have developed a new animal model of X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 6, or CMTX6, which is caused by a mutation in the gene PDK3. This new worm model — the first for CMTX6 in a living organism, according to researchers — may provide insights into treatment approaches for different forms of CMT and other related conditions, the team said. “Despite the advancement in our understanding of genetic causes of CMT, it is still not…

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