CMT 101: Understanding CMT Genetics

WATCH: Understand CMT Genetics in Just 5 Minutes

How do people get CMT? In just five minutes, research expert Dr. Grace Pavlath shares an overview of the genetics of CMT as part of our CMT 101 video series.

In this video, you will learn:

  • How a mutation or “typo” in a gene can alter the protein responsible for carrying out specific cellular functions causing CMT
  • How people get CMT, including inheritance patterns from parents or a new mutation during embryonic development
  • That CMT is not a single disease but rather is caused by 100+ different genes
  • The four main categories of CMT and the different sub-types

Read more about CMT genetics and find out if genetic testing is right for you.

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