This webinar was be delivered by Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, who is a Professor of Translational Genetics, Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands.
Joint webinar series by the European Reference Networks for Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND) and Neuromuscular Diseases (ERN-EuroNMD) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN).
Annemeike briefly introduces the basic concepts of different genetic therapies (gene addition, genome editing, splicing modulation and transcript readthrough). Duchenne is used as a paradigm since all these approaches are in development. However, the webinar also takes into account challenges and considerations for applying these approaches broader to other NMDs.