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Inherited Neuropathies Consortium

More than 40 scientists and physicians from North America, Europe and Australia gathered in Miami on January 28-30, 2016 for the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium (INC) meeting. The INC is dedicated to conducting clinical, genetic, and basic research in different forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a disorder that affects the peripheral nerves. There are currently 17 active recruitment and research sites in North America, Europe and Australia with additional sites being added.

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Researchers Identify a Novel Disease Gene Causing Neurodegenerative Disorders

Researchers at the University of Miami have discovered and characterized a previously unknown disease gene linked to the degeneration of optic and peripheral nerve fibers. The study titled “Mutations in SLC25A46, encoding a UGO1-like protein, cause an optic atrophy spectrum disorder” is published in the journal Nature Genetics.

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