Tag: Primordial Dwarfism


June 26, 2011 By arne hendriks 0

Louise S. Bicknel of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medecine and Ernie M.H.F. Bongers of the Institute for Genetic and Metabolic Disease discovered which 5 genes are responsible for Meier-Gorlin Syndrome, a form of primordial dwarfism. Unlike with Dwarfism of Sindh MSG does create…

Why 50 cm?

March 28, 2011 By arne hendriks 1

Why do we propose to make The Incredible Shrinking Man 50 centimeters? Why not 100 centimeters, or 75? The first reason is that 50 centimeters, even if very small, is not hard to imagine since it is the average height of newborn babies. However, newborn…

Pingping (72 cm) dies at 21.

April 1, 2010 By arne hendriks 0

The world’s shortest man, He Pingping, who was just over 72cm tall has died at the age of 21 from apparent heart complications, the Guinness World Records book said. He, whose diminutive body size was the result of primordial dwarfism, was recognized as a world-record holder in…