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Mutation Linked to Congenital Urinary Tract Defects, Columbia University Medical Center Study



7/18/2013 6:18:21 AM

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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and collaborators have identified a genetic mutation that causes congenital malformations of the kidney and urinary tract, a common form of birth defect and the most common cause of kidney failure in children. It is the first time that a specific genetic mutation has been linked to a non-syndromic form of urinary tract malformation.

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