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Are there risk factors for werner syndrome?

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Dr. Steven Fine
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: It is genetic

It is caused by a rare recessive genetic mutation causing degeneration of the "telomere" part of the chromosome, leading to premature aging.
Each parent of someone with the disease would have one copy of the gene and neither parent would be affected.

In brief: It is genetic

It is caused by a rare recessive genetic mutation causing degeneration of the "telomere" part of the chromosome, leading to premature aging.
Each parent of someone with the disease would have one copy of the gene and neither parent would be affected.
Dr. Steven Fine
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