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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 achondroplasia (dwarfism) causes: most cartilage will change into bone while premature. but people with Achondroplasiaits their cartilage wont turn into bone. This is mutations in the FGFR3 gene. syptoms: diagnosis: Achondroplasia is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait that's when only a single copy of the abnormall gene (mutation) is required to cause achondroplasia. The gene for achondroplasia is fully penetrant, meaning that everyone who possesses it has achondroplasia. No one with the gene escapes achondroplasia. However, there is some variation in expression of the gene, meaning that children with achondroplasia are not carbon copies of each other, although they may look alike to the untutored eye. * short stature (significantly below average for age and sex) * short arms and legs (especially the upper arms and thighs) in comparison to body height * short fingers (the ring and middle fingers may also point away from each other) * disproportionately large head compared to the body * abnormally large forehead you are diagnosed with this disorder while you are still in the womb if you have to live with this disorder all of your life you are going to get used to it, but things might be more of a challenge. The most widely accepted definition of a dwarf is a person with an adult height of less than 4 feet 10. current research:
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