Multiple Hereditary Exostoses is one of many painful and deforming genetic musculo-skeletol disorders. Experts explain how new genetic research may be able to find a cure -- in our lifetime, perhaps -- for painful osteochondromas and tumors that deform the arms and legs, cut into nerves and keep children from experiencing what most of us take for granted.
It also explores why rare diseases help us gain insight into more common diseases that plague virtually every family.
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