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Bone Disease Gene Finally Found

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Science  28 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5773, pp. 514-515
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5773.514b

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A 15-year search for the gene behind a rare and horrifying bone disease has ended, fingering a single DNA base as the culprit and offering hope to the small number of people afflicted with the often fatal illness. (Read more.)