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The most widely accepted definition of a dwarf is a person with an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches (147cm). In older popular and medical usage, any type of marked human smallness could also be termed dwarfism. People who are affected by dwarfism are often referred to as "little people".
Researchers identify mutation in ITGA10 gene that causes chondrodysplasia in dog breeds

Researchers identify mutation in ITGA10 gene that causes chondrodysplasia in dog breeds

RUB researchers develop new hypothesis on occurrence of Alzheimer's disease

RUB researchers develop new hypothesis on occurrence of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists reveal timing mechanism in formation of vertebrae

Scientists reveal timing mechanism in formation of vertebrae

Healthy intake of micronutrients may boost sperm DNA quality in older men

Healthy intake of micronutrients may boost sperm DNA quality in older men

Researchers discover genetic cause of type VII mucopolysaccharidosis in Brazilian Terriers

Researchers discover genetic cause of type VII mucopolysaccharidosis in Brazilian Terriers

Orc1 mutations may explain pathology in manifestations of Meier-Gorlin syndrome

Orc1 mutations may explain pathology in manifestations of Meier-Gorlin syndrome

BioMarin to initiate BMN-111 Phase 1 trial in achondroplasia

BioMarin to initiate BMN-111 Phase 1 trial in achondroplasia

Pacific Reproductive Center celebrates Annual Baby Reunion in Torrance

Pacific Reproductive Center celebrates Annual Baby Reunion in Torrance

A special type of Dwarfism protects against cancer & diabetes: Study

A special type of Dwarfism protects against cancer & diabetes: Study

BioMarin announces BMN-111 program for treatment of achondroplasia

BioMarin announces BMN-111 program for treatment of achondroplasia

Small businesses continue search for health reform information

Small businesses continue search for health reform information

Study reveals that KCNE2 and KCNQ1 mutations can results in thyroid dysfunction

Study reveals that KCNE2 and KCNQ1 mutations can results in thyroid dysfunction

Discovery of key gene for bone development that when mutated lead to dwarfism

Discovery of key gene for bone development that when mutated lead to dwarfism

TV series brings dwarfism into the spotlight

TV series brings dwarfism into the spotlight

Genetic testing may not lead to demand for 'designer babies'

Genetic testing may not lead to demand for 'designer babies'

In-breeding in pedigree dogs means debilitating genetic diseases

In-breeding in pedigree dogs means debilitating genetic diseases

Apert's syndrome - new discovery

Apert's syndrome - new discovery

Small-bodied humans from island of Palau

Small-bodied humans from island of Palau

New Cockayne syndrome discovery

New Cockayne syndrome discovery

Men have a biological clock too and produce poor quality sperm as they age

Men have a biological clock too and produce poor quality sperm as they age