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Clinical trials may lead to a cure to SMA
San Diego Union-Tribune

It’s one of the leading genetic causes of death in young children, but there’s hope on the horizon that a crippling disease may be on the cusp of being cured.

The disease is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare, genetic disease that appears in roughly 1 in every 6,000 to 10,000 newborns.

Dr. Vik Udani, a neurosurgeon affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, said the disease affects all motor neurons, so “any muscle in the body can be affected.”