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Beggs Laboratory Congenital Myopathy Research Fund

At the BeggsLab our main goal is to study the basic biology of skeletal muscles and to use this information to understand the genes and proteins involved in the cause of neuromuscular disorders. What we learn helps us to develop better diagnostic tests, treatments and therapies for some of the congenital myopathies such as Congenital Fiber Type disproportion, Multiminicore Disease, Myotubular Myopathy, Nemaline Myopathy, SELENON-Related Myopathies, and congenital myopathies in which a specific diagnosis has not been established.

The results derived from our research have shed light into some of the most difficult questions about the genetics of the congenital myopathies. Our progress has been made possible in part thanks to the generosity of many families around the world who have participated in, and supported, our research. Every gift, no matter the size, plays a vital role in bringing us one step closer to an answer.

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