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Bladder gene is linked to a common birth defect

  November, 24 2000 0:21
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Bladder gene is linked to a common birth defect

Researchers have discovered that a gene normally found in the bladder may contribute to a common birth defect that is the leading cause of kidney failure in children. The finding may lead to earlier detection of the condition, called vesicoureteral reflux, than is now possible.

National Institutes of Health
Marjorie Shaffer Marjorie.Shaffer@med.nyu.edu
New York University Medical Center and School of Medicine

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