Dr. Miller has collected a large series of families with idiopathic scoliosis. An application for access to genotyping has been made to the NIH/JHU Center for Inherited Disease Research. Preliminary statistical genetic analysis are underway in an effort to determine whether genetic components are responsible, at least in part, for the variation in lateral curvature of the spine and/or in the expression of clinically significant scoliosis.
|Miller, Nancy H; Justice, Cristina M; Marosy, Beth et al. (2005) Identification of candidate regions for familial idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1181-7|
|Justice, Cristina M; Miller, Nancy H; Marosy, Beth et al. (2003) Familial idiopathic scoliosis: evidence of an X-linked susceptibility locus. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:589-94|