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Achondroplasia (Dwarfism). General Facts:. 1 in 40,000 live births are dwarfs. It is characterized by an abnormality in the conversion of cartilage into bone. About 80 percent of cases result from new genetic mutations rather than being transferred from the parent.

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general facts
General Facts:
  • 1 in 40,000 live births are dwarfs.
  • It is characterized by an abnormality in the conversion of cartilage into bone.
  • About 80 percent of cases result from new genetic mutations rather than being transferred from the parent.
  • Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism.
affects of achondroplasia
Affects of Achondroplasia
  • Limbs are extremely short but the torso is normal.
  • The head is significantly larger but the intelligence and life span of an average Achondroplasiac is the same as that of an average normal sized person.
  • Teeth are often crowded or misaligned.
  • Prominent forehead.
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Punnett Square

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cures
Cures
  • At the moment, there are no cures for Achondroplasia or dwarfism.
credits
Credits

BY: Jake and Mateo

sources
Sources

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“Achondroplasia.” NCBI. Philidelphia. 2008

Stoppler, Melissa. “What is Achondroplasia?”

Medicinet.net 4, February 2011.

Francomano, Clair. “Achondroplasia.”

Geneclinics.com. 3, February 2011

“Achondroplasia.” lpch.org 2, February 2011