What is Marfan syndrome?

Mutations in the FBN1 or fibrillin gene on chromosome 15 cause a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome. The misshapen protein from the mutated gene weakens the tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues in the body.

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Mutations in the FBN1 or fibrillin gene on chromosome 15 cause a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome. The misshapen protein from the mutated gene weakens the tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues in the body.

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15902. Marfan syndrome

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15960. What causes Neurofibromatosis 1?

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