Montreal Researchers Identify Rare Gene Variation Involved in Bone Disease


Published: 15Sep2015

A team of international researchers, led by Brent Richards of McGill University and the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, published their findings Monday of a rare gene variation that offers a protective quality for bone density. “What’s interesting about this variation is that it has an effect on bone density and fracture twofold larger than anything we’ve found previously — twofold larger than anything anyone in the world has found previously, I should say,” Richards told the Montreal Gazette. “It’s the first time, to our knowledge, someone has used whole genome sequencing to identify an entirely novel gene that increases susceptibility to any disease.”

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