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Since 1950, we've spearheaded efforts to transform the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We fund groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provide families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country.

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Each day these freedoms are taken away from kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that weaken muscle strength and limit mobility. Together we can change that.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces Formation of Strategic Medical Advisory Team of Experts in Neuromuscular Care and Research
Barry Byrne, MD, PhD, will serve as Chief Medical Advisor; John W. Day, MD, PhD and Matthew B. Harms, MD, to serve as Medical Consultants....
Muscular Dystrophy Association to Host MDA Frontline COVID-19 Response with Dr. Barry Byrne, a Facebook Live Q&A on Protecting Neuromuscular
Invitae and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Expand Access to No-Charge Genetic Testing in the U.S. and Canada
MDA to offer Invitae's Detect Muscular Dystrophy program in 150 care centers
Muscular Dystrophy Association Launches MDA Let's Play, A Community Fundraising Platform for Gaming
LordMinion777 To Host First MDA Game-a-thon March 15, 1-7pm (ET) - First MDA Game Night March 21, 7-10pm (ET) - MDA Fundraising at E-sports...
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