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    Researchers Identify Genetic Variations Associated with Low Bone Mass

    Date: June 08, 2010

    Scientists supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) working with an international research consortium have identified 20 genetic variations associated with the development of osteoporosis. With an awareness of the genetic factors accounted for a substantial proportion of the variance in bone mass, genome-wide association studies have begun. For more information, visit the NIAMS website.