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Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 in South Africa: epidemiology, pathogenesis and therapy

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Disorders of the nervous system represent a significant proportion of the global burden of non-communicable diseases, due to the trend towards ageing populations. The Department (now Division) of Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has been involved in pioneering research into these diseases since the appointment of Prof. Peter Beighton as Head of Department in 1972. Beighton's emphasis on understanding the genetic basis of disease laid the groundwork for investigations into s...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i6.11010

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Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Publisher:
Health and Medical Publishing Group Publisher's website
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South African Medical Journal Journal website
Volume:
106
Issue:
6 (Suppl 1)
Pages:
S107-S109
Publication date:
2016-05-25
Acceptance date:
2016-05-06
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EISSN:
2078-5135
ISSN:
0256-9574
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pubs:652041
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uri:b37a0601-7696-45dd-9986-95e412f7225a
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uuid:b37a0601-7696-45dd-9986-95e412f7225a
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English

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