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vanishedone commented on the word marfan syndrome
He's one of the standard famous maybes, along with Tutankhamun and Rachmaninoff. Happily, life expectancy is now improved.
February 21, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word marfan syndrome
"And there are hypotheses about three rare genetic disorders—Marfan syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia 5 and multiple endocrine neoplasia 2B (MEN 2B). If scientists had access to Lincoln's DNA, might they be able to clarify the medical history of one of the world's greatest historical figures?"
"If Lincoln had Marfan syndrome, characterized by a tall lanky body, long face and deep-set eyes, he would have outlived most patients—and probably wouldn't have survived much past 56 anyway."
—Claudia Kalb, "The Secrets in Lincoln's DNA," Newsweek, Feb. 23, 2009, 17.
February 20, 2009
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