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Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research Study Featured in JBMR Commentary

We are pleased to share that “Heritability of Thoracic Spine Curvature,” has been featured in the commentary of the December issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.   

Dr. Elizabeth Samelson, Associate Scientist, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, and Principal Investigator of the study, explains, “The commentary highlights our main finding that the excessive forward curvature, or hyperkyphosis, has a relatively high genetic component that is not explained by the presence of vertebral fractures.”   First author of the paper is Dr. Michelle Yau, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, and other co-authors from Marcus Institute include Drs. Douglas Kiel, Thomas Travison and David Karasik.

Read the commentary here