December 13, 2012
When There's a Leg Where Your Arm Should Be
Ricki Lewis, PLoS Blogs
Flipping the X-ray showed Stefan Mundlos, MD, that his hunch was right – the patient’s arms were peculiar and stiff because the elbows were actually knees.
The recent report from Dr. Mundlos’ group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, complete with a genetic explanation for the condition, flew under the radar of the press-release-driven science news aggregators.
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