Release of the 70th newsletter from the Institute

Welcome to the 70th issue of our newsletter!


On December 7th, Telethon 2018 will begin and will be diffused on France 2. This Telethon will be marked by many victories including the first gene therapy results for neuromuscular diseases. Children who have not been able to move, sit up, raise their arms or catch things since birth, regain their breathing autonomy and, for some, stand up …


Thanks to the work of two researchers from Genethon and the Institut of Myology- Martine Barkats and Ana Buj Bello, these exceptional results in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and myotubular myopathy, will propel us into a new era.

Gene therapy, carried out against all odds by the AFM-Telethon and its laboratories for more than 20 years, is now performed worldwide.
And this Telethon 2018 will be the privileged witness. Do not miss the testimonials and the exceptional images that will be broadcast on France 2 during the Scientific programme on Saturday morning and prime time on the Saturday night

All information about Telethon 2018 (in french).

Join us during the various events organized at the Institute of Myology since November 12th and which will continue until December 9th (the programme in French is online).


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