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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.

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