DNA: Duchenne's Not Allowed
School: ARTESIA HIGH
Area of Science: Biochemistry
Proposal: There are over seventy forms of Muscular Dystrophy. One lethal form (Duchenne)attacks only males. Becker's Muscular Dystrophy, however, is non-lethal and may target either males or females. If we can discern how to transform Duchenne into Becker's, then a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will be found.
Our project will model the dystrophic cardiomyocytes in afflicted mice and humans in order to determine potential treatments using exon skipping and DNA 'splicing.'
We plan to use either a Java or C++ based model to analyze the results of our project.
Mentor: Stuart Taylor
Sponsoring Teacher: stuart taylor
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