Gene That Stunts Infants' Growth Also Makes Them Grow Too Big, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Study
Published: May 29, 2012
UCLA geneticists have identified the mutation responsible for IMAGe syndrome, a rare disorder that stunts infants' growth. The twist? The mutation occurs on the same gene that causes Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, which makes cells grow too fast, leading to very large children.