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Aug 25, 2017

From Lilliputians to science: A brief "history" of skeletal dysplasias


Individuals with short stature and deformity have always been part of mankind. Their perception has long been clouted in irrational and superstitious beliefs. A new article in BONE reviews the history of skeletal dysplasia delineation and the development of the field.
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Individuals with short stature and deformity have always been part of mankind. Their perception has long been clouted in irrational and superstitious beliefs. A new article in BONE reviews the history of the recognition of genetic skeletal disorders and the development of the field, and how advances in biologic insights and technologies were instrumental to this development. Download the article by Andrea Superti-Furga and Sheila Unger here.