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Race for a Cure

A visit with Christian Lorson, Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine

By Tanya Sneddon
Published: - Topics: SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy pediatric neurodegenerative disease infantile death research

Searching for Answers

Topics: SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Lorson and his lab team are looking at SMA from two distinct yet related directions. First, they are trying to determine what causes SMA, and second, they want to develop gene therapy programs to replace the SMA-causing gene. This research is done in collaboration with several drug and biotech companies.