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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
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Marjorie Shaffer Marjorie.Shaffer@med.nyu.edu
212-404-3555
New York University Medical Center and School of Medicine


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