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Stowers Institute researchers identify gene linked to vertebral defects in patient populations
Date:5/15/2008

ars to study spinal formation in chicks and mice, it is rewarding to expand our investigation to clinical applications, said Dr. Pourqui, senior author on the publication. We will continue to work with colleagues to collect more samples from patients with congenital vertebral abnormalities and sequence more genes to look for causative mutations. Additionally, we will sequence MESP2 in a larger collection of DNA samples from Puerto Rico to determine the carrier frequency of this MESP2 mutation in the general Puerto Rican population.


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Contact: Marie Jennings
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Stowers Institute for Medical Research
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