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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – John Opitz, a medical geneticist at the University of Utah, has been awarded the William Allan Award by the American Society of Human Genetics for his work in identifying and understanding genetic syndromes. Opitz has defined a number of genetic syndromes including Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, a developmental disorder caused by a defect in the way cholesterol is synthesized, and Opitz G/BBB syndrome, a condition that causes physical malformations.

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