A Puzzle with 300+ PiecesMarch 19, 2012
Medical science should approach every single form of dwarfism as a genetic miracle and not, as is often the case, as a genetic defect. We are in danger of throwing away the baby with the bathwater. A negative approach makes it difficult to see the wonderful potential of genetic mutations. There are as many as 300 well-described ‘conditions’ that cause short stature and each single one of those may hold a piece of the puzzle towards assembling a healthy small human species. As a matter of fact, it is highly probable that, spread out over all these mutations, the genetic blue-print for The Incredible Shrinking Man already exists.