Interruptions in GAA Repeats Found to Delay FA Onset for 9 Years

Interruptions in GAA Repeats Found to Delay FA Onset for 9 Years

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Interruptions in GAA Repeats Found to Delay FA Onset for 9 Years

People who have interruptions in a specific part of their GAA repeats in the FXN gene experience the onset of Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) about nine years later than those without such breaks, a study found. These findings highlight the importance of GAA repeat interruptions on the course of FA, according to researchers. “The evidence presented here reinforces the need to account for the presence, and location, of interruptions in the GAA1 repeat tract and point…

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