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A recent study corroborated increased susceptibility to cancer in DM1, for women in particular, and linked the elevated risk to depressed levels of a tumor suppressor microRNA (miRNA). 

Many common DM symptoms become more severe during pregnancy, and women with DM have higher than average miscarriage rates, according to a study commissioned by MDF that examined data from the Myotonic Dystrophy Family Registry and the National Registry for DM and FSHD. Read a summary of the findings written by Katharine Hagerman, PhD, Research Assistant at Stanford University.

New research on the impact of the mother's age on congenitally affected offspring.

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