The 8th international research symposium on the Marfan Syndrome and related conditions

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  • Reed E. Pyeritz,

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    1. Departments of Medicine and Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Tower 1115, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
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  • Bart Loeys

    1. Center for Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
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  • How to Cite this Article: Pyeritz RE, Loeys B. 2012. The 8th International Research Symposium on the Marfan Syndrome and related conditions. Am J Med Genet Part A 158A:42–49.

Abstract

In the nearly quarter-century since the first international symposium on Marfan syndrome, enormous progress has been achieved in clinical, translational, and basic research. The 8th symposium, at the end of 2010, provides a useful summary of the current status of investigations, reveals why life-expectancy has improved so markedly during the past 30 years, and lays out a clear path for future endeavors, not only in Marfan syndrome, but in the expanding array of conditions related either through phenotype or pathogenesis. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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