NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a study appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medicine, an international team led by investigators at Fudan University and Peking Union Medical College describes TBX6 null mutations that contribute to congenital scoliosis in the Han Chinese population when found in combination with a specific haplotype of the gene.

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