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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While attempting to diagnose individuals with an unusual neuromuscular and skeletal condition, researchers from the US and Canada have detected a role for the ion channel PIEZO2 in some aspects of normal touch or force-sensing functions.

Using exome sequencing on two individuals with similar, difficult-to-diagnose conditions, the team identified recessive, compound heterozygous mutations in the PIEZO2 gene that appeared to contribute to symptoms such as vibratory touch perception, motor impairments, progressive scoliosis, and other skeletal deformations.

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07
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