Marfan's Syndrome

By Saige Minard

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What is Marfan's Syndrome?

Marfan's Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. It is caused by by a defect in the gene that tells the body how to make fibrillin-1 which results in an increase in a protein called transforming growth factor beta, which in turn creates the features and medical problems associated with Marfan syndrome and some related disorders.