Identification of a novel FBN1 variant in a pedigree affected with Marfan syndrome.

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Summary of "Identification of a novel FBN1 variant in a pedigree affected with Marfan syndrome."

To explore the genetic basis for a pedigree affected with Marfan syndrome (MFS).


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Name: Zhonghua yi xue yi chuan xue za zhi = Zhonghua yixue yichuanxue zazhi = Chinese journal of medical genetics
ISSN: 1003-9406
Pages: 1107-1110


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