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By Melissa Hendricks
The Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias, based at Johns
Hopkins, offers medical care and information for patients
skeletal dysplasia, and supports research into these disorders.
The Center's Web address is
www.med.jhu.edu/Greenberg.Center/Greenbrg.htm. The site lists
the two dozen healthcare professionals and researchers who are
affiliated with the Greenberg Center, and offers visitors the
opportunity to e-mail these experts their questions about sketal
dysplasia. The site promises a reply. Other features include a
genetics tutorial and clinical summaries of achondroplasia and
the other skeletal dysplasias.
The Human Growth Foundation,
www.genetic.org/hgf, is a non-profit education, research, and
advocacy group founded in 1965 for people with growth-related
disorders and their friends, families, healthcare professionals.
Michael Ain is a member of HGF's board. The Foundation's
well-organized Web site provides links to resources for people
with growth disorders, and information about these disorders and
their treatments. It also includes an "Action Kids!" page, with
an essay, stories, and tips for kids with growth-related
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