Mutations that encode for nonsense codons result in truncated proteins that don’t function properly, leading to many different diseases. PTC Therapeutics, a startup in South Plainfield, NJ, has developed a new drug that allows the cell to skip over these nonsense codons to produce functional proteins, thereby treating the disease's cause, not just symptoms.

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