osteopetrosis

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Related to marble bone disease: osteogenesis imperfecta, Brittle bone disease
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They intentionally created a similar mutation in SLC4A2 to determine the function of the gene, and it was observed to cause the same marble bone disease phenotype, McDaneld says.
INTRODUCTION: Osteopetrosis also known as Albers-Schonberg disease or "marble bone disease" is a descriptive term that refers to a group of rare, heritable disorders of the skeleton in which there is diffuse increase in thickness of the skeleton.