The Genetics and Development of Scoliosis

  • Kenro Kusumi
  • Sally L. Dunwoodie

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The Genetics and Development of Scoliosis

edited by Kenro Kusumi, Ph.D.

Table of Contents:

Genetic Regulation of Somite and Early Spinal Patterning Kenro Kusumi, Ph.D., Walter Eckalbar, Olivier Pourquie, Ph.D.

Development and Functional Anatomy of the Spine J. Alan Rawls, PhD and Rebecca E. Fisher, PhD

Environmental Factors and Axial Skeletal Dysmorphogenesis Peter G. Alexander, Ph.D. and Rocky Tuan, Ph.D.

Overview and Comparison of Idiopathic, Neuromuscular, and Congenital Forms of Scoliosis Benjamin Alman, M.D.

Abnormal Vertebral Segmentation (or Segmentation Defects of the Vertebrae) and the Spondylocostal Dysostoses Peter D. Turnpenny, M.B.Ch.B.

Spondylothoracic Dysostosis in Puerto Rico Alberto Santiago Cornier, M.D., Ph.D.

Progress in Understanding Genetic Contributions in Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Disorders Associated with Congenital, Neuromuscular, and Idiopathic Scoliosis Philip F. Giampietro, M.D., Ph.D.

Genetics and Functional Pathology of Idiopathic Scoliosis Nancy Hadley Miller, M.D.

Current Understanding of Genetic Factors in Idiopathic Scoliosis Carol A. Wise, Ph.D. and Swarkar Sharma, Ph.D.

Conclusion: Trends and Predictions for Genetic and Developmental Biological Research on Scoliosis Kenro Kusumi, Ph.D.


anatomy development genetics morphogenesis pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenro Kusumi
    • 1
  • Sally L. Dunwoodie
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesArizona State UniversityTempeU.S.A.
  2. 2.St. Vincent's HospitalDarlinghurstAustralia

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