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2019-03-07 05:08:01

By Kurt Kleiner SOMETHING as simple as eating a healthy diet could help people who suffer from a common genetic disorder, according to new research. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetic cause of infant mortality worldwide, affecting about 1 in 6000 babies. It causes muscle weakness and wasting, and kills most victims before they are two years old. But many people survive to adulthood, despite the fact that most cases are caused by the same mutation in a single gene. It had been assumed that the varying fates of those affected were due to other,