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UCLA’s Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Funded by a Stem Cell Agency

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA have received funding from California’s stem cell agency for the next phase of cutting-edge stem cell gene therapy research that could eventually produce a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects approximately 1 in 5,000 boys in the U.S. and is the most common fatal childhood genetic disease.

The grant, awarded to scientists April Pyle, Melissa Spencer and Huan Meng, totals $2,150,400. The decision to fund the research was made during today’s meeting of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s governing board.


UCLA’s Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Funded By A Stem Cell Agency