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A genome-wide association study appearing in Nature this week reveals the genetic mechanisms contributing to the short height of Peruvians. A team led by Harvard Medical School scientists analyzed the genetics and heights of 3,134 individuals from Lima, Peru to identify a population-specific, missense variant in the FBN1 gene that is significantly associated with lower height.

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