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Dr. Peter Kang is conducting a study on the genetic origins of various muscular dystrophies, including Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, and is open to enrolling subjects at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Participation will involve sharing medical records with the study team, as well as selected and optional donation of tissue samples. Blood and urine samples may be collected for the study, but the only muscle tissues to be collected will be samples already obtained as part of a clinical muscle biopsy. Information discovered during the study cannot directly be reported to subjects and clinical care is not involved in the study, but genetic findings may be shared with clinical diagnostic laboratories to facilitate clinical confirmation of potentially relevant results.