DRF's chief scientific advisor becomes hospital president

Dr Ronald Cohn announced as new President and CEO of the Hospital for Sick Children.

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Finding a cure for Duchenne

We accelerate treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: 
the biggest genetic killer of children worldwide

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DRF awards £200,000 to CRISPR research

The team at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto are tackling Duchenne with next-generation gene editing technique.

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£6m raised for Duchenne research

Cutting edge research is now in clinical trial thanks to our funds.

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Sensor study now recruiting

DRF-funded study at Imperial and Great Ormond Street is recruiting patients.

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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2020

Want to cycle for kids who can’t? Join #TeamDRF on Sunday 16 August 2020.

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Finding a cure for Duchenne

We accelerate treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy:
the biggest genetic killer of children worldwide

Learn more

£6m raised for Duchenne research

Cutting edge research is now in clinical trial thanks to our funds.

Learn more

DRF's chief scientific advisor becomes hospital president

Dr Ronald Cohn announced as new president and CEO of Sick Kids hospital.

Read more

DRF awards £200,000 to CRISPR research

Tackling Duchenne with next generation gene editing technique.

Learn more

Sensor study now recruiting

DRF-funded study at Imperial and Great Ormond Street is now recruiting patients.

Find out more

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2020

Want to cycle for kids who can’t? Join #TeamDRF on Sunday 16 August 2020.

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Our mission

We aim to stop Duchenne muscular dystrophy being a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of boys worldwide.

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