A team of investigators at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto (Christopher Pearson, lead researcher and senior scientist) collaborated with doctors in Paris, in a six-year international study that closely examined how progressive diseases rapidly develop in victims.

“…Pearson’s findings, published Sunday in the scientific journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, are also the first to pinpoint what tissues in the body are most prone to repeat DNA mutations, specifically in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease, fragile X syndrome — the most common cause of inherited mental impairment, and myotonic dystrophy, a chronic muscular disorder…”