The skeletal dysplasias are a heterogeneous group of disorders which result in disproportionate short stature and/or skeletal deformities. This study involves a multidisciplinary investigation of the clinical, genetic, morphologic, biochemical and molecular characteristics of the skeletal dysplasias. In the past year, these studies have resulted in the identification of the genes responsible for several dysplasias, including pseudoachondroplasia and achondrogenesis. In the future the GCRC will continue to assist in specimen collection for these molecular studies.

Project Start
1997-12-01
Project End
1998-11-30
Budget Start
1997-10-01
Budget End
1998-09-30
Support Year
29
Fiscal Year
1998
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
City
Torrance
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90502
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