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Genome Sequencing Reveals Mutation Causing MDP Syndrome
2013-06-17 05:20:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists writing in the journal Nature Genetics has helped to identify a single genetic mutation in National Paracycling Champion Tom Staniford that has led to his extremely rare condition. Staniford suffers a rare condition known as MDP Syndrome in which he is unable to store fat under his skin, despite having type 2 diabetes. Scientists had been baffled by Tom's condition, but advances in genome sequencing...


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