Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
I chose this genetic disorder to study because when I read that Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is diagnosed in young children, my heart went out to those affected by it. This sounded like an interesting subject and this project gave me chance to learn more about the genetic disorder. The scientific name of this genetic disease is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, otherwise referred to as Duchenne MD or DMD.
DMD is caused by a recessive allele on the X-chromosome, and is therefore sex-linked. As a result, it occurs in males more frequently then in females. Though there are rare exceptions when…
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