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APRIL 23, 2006
  Penn Researchers Discover Gene That Creates Second Skeleton
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Skeleton of a man with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). Plates and ribbons of ectopic bone can be seen directly on the skeleton.

Image Courtesy: © A.B. Shafritz et al., New Eng. J. Med., 335 (8): 555-61, 1996, Massachusetts Medical Society.
Skeleton part of collections at the Mütter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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