Friday, June 17, 2011

Researchers identify new HPS gene

Researchers from Dr. William Gahl’s lab at the National Institutes of Health have published a paper in the June 10, 2011 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics announcing that they have found a new gene in humans that can cause Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome.

The new gene is HPS type 9 and was found in an infant of Indian heritage. The long-term clinical manifestations at this time are unknown.

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