Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA), the most common hereditary ataxia, is characterized by progressive degeneration of the central and peripheral nervous system, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and a high risk of diabetes. FRDA is caused by abnormally low levels of frataxin, a highly conserved mitochondrial protein.

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