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(Harvard University) A new Harvard study has discovered a genetic 'switch' that changes the activity of a key skeletal gene related to height, and pinpointed a genetic variant in the switch that favors shortness and is far more prevalent among Eurasian populations than expected. The study also uncovered a surprising link - between the sequence that favors shortness and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
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