Achondroplasia

By: Blair Steele

Overview

Achondroplasia is Most common form of dwarfism..People with Achondroplasia normally have abnormally low statures, disproportionately short arms and legs, large head, and distinctive facial features.

Symptoms

~Short limbs
~Normal size trunk
~Normal size head
~Saddle nose
~Sway back
~ Big forehead
~ Underdeveloped jaw.

Current Research

New types of therapies have been found. There are a synthetic form of FGFR3—sFGFR3— has been developed and injected into mice with dwarfism. They found the synthetic protein kept the mutant gene from functioning, and the bones could grow normally.
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