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What chromosomes cause the genetic disorder achondroplasia?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: FGFR3 gene

Achondroplasia is a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3, which is an inhibitor that regulates bone growth.
In cases of achondroplasia, the fgfr3 gene is too aggressive, negatively impacting bone growth.

In brief: FGFR3 gene

Achondroplasia is a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3, which is an inhibitor that regulates bone growth.
In cases of achondroplasia, the fgfr3 gene is too aggressive, negatively impacting bone growth.
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Dr. Richard Roberts
most are new mutations, associated with older paternal age
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