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Thread: QTL controls suseptibility to spinal curvature

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    QTL controls suseptibility to spinal curvature

    This link: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2156/12/16/abstract
    is to an abstract that I found interesting.
    OK, OK, I know it's just a guppy. But the abstract holds somehope for research into human genetic predisposition down the line.

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    Heritable spinal curvature among otherwise healthy children (i.e. Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scheuermann kyphosis) accounts for more than 80% of all spinal curvatures and imposes a substantial healthcare cost through bracing, hospitalizations, surgery, and chronic back pain.
    Heritable?

    I'd love to interview the scientist who wrote that. I'm confident I could bring him back to earth. Scoliosis is idiopathic. The cause is unknown.

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