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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI): NICHD Research Information

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NICHD conducts and supports research on many aspects of osteogenesis imperfecta, including genetics and treatment. NICHD research has been instrumental in the discovery of the genes that cause recessive OI, as well as the development of mouse models that mimic the disease. These models are used to test potential treatments and methods of prevention, such as new medicines and bone marrow transplants. Researchers also are working to better understand the mutations that lead to recessive OI and how it differs from dominant OI.

Last Reviewed: 12/16/2013
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology