New Mutations Linked to Fetal Bone Fractures During Pregnancy

New Mutations Linked to Fetal Bone Fractures During Pregnancy

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New Mutations Linked to Fetal Bone Fractures During Pregnancy

Scientists have identified a set of new genetic mutations as the likely cause of bone fractures during the embryonic development of a baby born to a woman with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS). One of the mutations was found in the CCDC134 gene, which had been previously linked with bone fragility. These findings support the addition of CCDC134 to panels screening for genes associated with bone fragility. They also might help design new approaches to treat the issue…

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