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Extracellular RNAs in Urine May Work as Biomarker for Duchenne and Myotonic Dystrophy Patients

Extracellular RNAs found in urine may be able to serve as non-invasive biomarkers of how patients with muscular dystrophy — especially those with an adult-onset and the more common Duchenne MD form — are responding to therapy, a study reports.

Urine-sample tests for these RNAs may also lessen the need for invasive approaches like muscle biopsies in these patients and in others with similar diseases.

Extracellular RNAs In Urine May Work As Biomarker For Duchenne And Myotonic Dystrophy Patients