Gene discovered for Native American myopathy

Cynthia Powell, MD, MS, professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, is part of a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of Michigan that identified the gene, STAC3, for a severe neurological condition that affects some members of the Native American Lumbee tribe in North Carolina.

Their report was just published in Nature Communications:

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/130604/ncomms2952/full/ncomms2952.html

For additional information on the study, click here.

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