Optimizing exon skipping therapies for DMD.

Exon skipping is one of the more promising therapeutic options for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The idea is to use antisense oligonucleotides to splice out selected exons from the pre-mRNA, at or next to the mutation site, so as to generate a translatable transcript from the mutant dystrophin gene. In principle, the majority of DMD mutations can be… CONTINUE READING