The biobank DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) is part of Parelsnoer and contains both biomaterials and associated clinical data. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare X-linked hereditary disorder (locus Xp21.2) and therefore occurs almost exclusively in boys. The biobank also includes patients with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD). This is a milder variant of DMD. The biobank hopes to identify biomarkers and genetic and epigenetic modifiers that can point to new leads for drug development.
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