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Curr Biol. 2000 Nov 2;10(21):R795-7.

Muscular dystrophy: the worm turns to genetic disease.

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Department of Human Genetics, Center for Gene Therapy, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.


A new animal model for studying muscular dystrophy, a mutant form of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, brings the power of worm genetics to bear on the search for a cure for this disease; work on this worm has already led to the identification of a novel component that can suppress the mutant phenotype.

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