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JUN 06, 2013 - Time

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Scientists Identify Gene That Spurs Early Puberty

Scientists say they have discovered a gene that causes puberty to start unusually early. Central precocious puberty happens when a child hits puberty before age 9. Nutrition, environment and socio-economic status all are believed to have a hand in the changes, but the role of genetics is thought to be particularly significant. Some genetic studies  have shown that more than 27% of early puberty cases are hereditary. In order to identify the genetic causes of early puberty, the researchers conducted a gene sequence analysis of 40 members of 15 families with central precocious puberty. Their ... Read More

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