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A new gene therapy treatment for spinal muscular atrophy on Coast Live

Posted at 1:21 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2020-02-21 12:39:44-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare and devastating genetic disease that leads to progressive muscle weakness, paralysis and, when left untreated in its most severe form, death. Dr. Crystal Proud and Samantha Lackey, mother of a child with spinal muscular atrophy, join us to talk about some of the effects, their own experience with the disease and new treatment options that are available.

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