By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The rare and sometimes profoundly disfiguring disease Proteus syndrome – which is believed to be have afflicted the late19th Century man who came to be called the 'Elephant Man' – is caused by a single mutation in one gene, the National Human Genome Research Institute said Wednesday.

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