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As part of a five-year study, researchers at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children identified new genetic markers for idiopathic scoliosis that highlighted two genes: CHL1 and DSCAM. These genes play a role in the neurologic and spinal systems. The research team was led by Carol Wise, PhD, director of molecular genetics at TSRHC. Swarkar Sharma, PhD, was the lead author of the study and is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Wise. The article describing the team's research appeared in the April 2011 issue of the Human Molecular Genetics journal.
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