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University of Minnesota Clinical Trials May Offer Hope for Local Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


A rare genetic disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a diagnosis that leaves boys with a life expectancy only into their 20s.

KSTP spent time Friday with a South Minneapolis family who is hoping new research at the University of Minnesota could help their young sons.

Caleb Kasner is an inquisitive 5-year-old boy, and Duncan is his 3-year-old brother who goes with the flow. They seem like your average kids.

But both of Dan and Sarah Kasner’s sons have been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

University Of Minnesota Clinical Trials May Offer Hope For Local Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy