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Scientists find genetic mutation that causes premature puberty
Scientists find genetic mutation that causes premature puberty (June 7, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - Scientists have identified the genetic mutation that causes early puberty in boys and girls, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers conducted whole exome sequencing on 15 families and 40 individuals with central precocious puberty--a condition in which puberty begins in girls before age 8 and in boys before age 9. Results showed four mutations in the MKRN3 gene that occurred in five of the families, and that all of these individuals inherited these mutations from their father.
 
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