Dr. Maurice Swanson publish new potential rapid and inexpensive biomarker for intronic repeat expansion disease.

Associate Director SwansonA new discovery in the laboratory of Dr. Maurice Swanson,associate director of the UF Center for NeuroGenetics, could potentially help doctors diagnose patients with muscular dystrophy, ALS and similar disorders sooner.  “We now have a quick, affordable way of seeing intron retention that correlates with a patient having a certain type of repeat expansion disorder,” said Maurice Swanson, Ph.D. The research spearheaded by CNG post-doctoral associate, Dr. Łukasz Sznajder,  was recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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