Fighting the Second Skeleton

(Phenomena::The Loom) – Carl Zimmer:

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is an incredibly rare disease, striking just one out of every two million people. It’s also an incredibly astonishing disease. A single mutation to a single gene causes muscles to spontaneously turn into new bones. Over time, people with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP for short) grow a second skeleton – one that can cut their lives short. …

phenomena…2015/09/02/fighting

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)

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