For One Disease and Maybe Another | GenomeWeb

While searching for the genetic cause of and a treatment for Marfan syndrome, researchers have possibly found a way to help other patients with enlarged aortas as well, writes Gina Kolata at the New York Times.

People with Marfan syndrome typically are thin with long limbs and flexible joints. They also develop heart problems as the aorta grows.

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