Oct 27, 2015

Petition · Help Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) patients get the life-saving treatment they need approved! · Change.org

“SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. SMA is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1). In a healthy person, this gene produces a protein that is critical to the function...

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