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Achondroplasia Definition 3

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Achondroplasia is the most common cause of dwarfism[1] occuring from an autosomal dominant mutation. This causes a genetic form of mutation of bone growth and development.[2]

Living with dwarfism...


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  1. "Dwarfism." World of Health. Ed. Brigham Narins. Online. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007. Science Resource Center. Gale. 27 October 2009
  2. Fergus, Kathleen, MS. "Achondroplasia." Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders. Ed. Brigham Narins. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005. Science Resource Center. Gale. 01 November 2009

Comments (3)

Zachary McCormack said

at 6:42 pm on Nov 1, 2009

Some pictures could really add to this. Just look at Cystic Fibrosis for examples

Ross Didelot said

at 10:37 am on Nov 4, 2009

I agree with Zach. Pictures would help me understand the effects of this disorder.

Nathan Jeffers said

at 10:41 am on Nov 4, 2009

we had a video, it just isn't working at school.

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