(This December 12 story corrects to remove reference to gene therapy in headline and first paragraph)
(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted an early approval to Sarepta Therapeutics Inc’s therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
DMD is a rare, genetic disorder that hampers muscle movement mainly in men, affecting one in every 3,500 to 5,000 males.
It can cause life-threatening damage to the heart, and over time, death, often at a young age.
Reporting by Dania Nadeem in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila