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Malformed desmin proteins aggregate with intact proteins of the same kind, thereby triggering skeletal and cardiac muscle diseases, the desminopathies.
Children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders face numerous medical challenges beyond appearance.
The Munchkin is a fairly new breed of cat with a lot of controversy surrounding it. The breed is created by a mutation that causes achondroplasia, or hypochondroplasia, which results in the cats having abnormally short legs. The breed originated when a pregnant, short-legged black cat was discovered in Louisiana in 1983. One of her kittens, a tomcat, became the father of the breeding program for Munchkins. Several cat registries refuse to recognize the breed due to the controversy that...
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