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January 24, 1994 8:00 AM UTC

A common variation in the gene coding for the receptor for Vitamin D can be used to predict if persons will develop osteoporosis as they age, Australian scientists reported in Nature.

The allelic variants of the gene, dubbed either B or b, account for up to 75 percent of the total genetic effect on bone density in healthy individuals, the researchers reported. ...