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Etiology of Idiopathic Scoliosis: Current Trends in Research*
Thomas G. Lowe, M.D.†; Michael Edgar, M.Chir., F.R.C.S.‡; Joseph Y. Margulies, M.D., Ph.D.§; Nancy H. Miller, M.D.#; V. James Raso, M.A.Sc.**; Kent A. Reinker, M.D.††; Charles-Hilaire Rivard, M.D.‡‡
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*No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article. No funds were received in support of this study.
†Woodridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center, 3550 Lutheran Parkway West, Suite 201, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033.
‡Orthopaedic Department, Middlesex Hospital and University College London, 149 Harley Street, London W1N 2DE, United Kingdom.
§Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467.
#Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 North Caroline Street, Suite 5254, Baltimore, Maryland 21287.
**Orthopaedic Engineering Group, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 1023 111th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0B7, Canada.
††Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shriners Hospital for Children, 13 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826.
‡‡Centre de Recherche Pediatrique, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, 3175, Cote Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1C5, Canada.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2000 Aug 01;82(8):1157-1157
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?Current population studies characterize idiopathic scoliosis as a single-gene disorder that follows the patterns of mendelian genetics, including variable penetrance and heterogeneity.
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