Identification of a new gene causing scoliosis and bone malformations

17 Nov Identification of a new gene causing scoliosis and bone malformations

Professor Dieter Reinhardt was part of a unique collaboration among Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada, CHU Sainte-Justine and McGill University that has enabled researchers to identify genetic mutations involved in a rare disease that causes scoliosis and bone malformations. The findings, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, are likely to help doctors recognize the genetic disease, and could someday lead to therapies for the condition.

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