Genetic test for osteoporosis

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:960

A simple genetic test using a blood sample could identify women at high risk of osteoporosis. Researchers hope that this may facilitate earlier diagnosis of the disease and more effective targeting of treatment.

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen and the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Guy's Hospital in London identified an abnormality in the type 1 collagen gene responsible for normal …

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