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Pierre Maroteaux

Born 1926

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French paediatrician, born 1926, Versailles.

Biography of Pierre Maroteaux

Pierre Maroteaux qualified in medicine at the University of Paris in 1952. He has devoted himself to medical genetics and became director of research at the National Centre of Scientific Research, Hôpital des Enfants Malades, Paris. He has made important contributions to syndromic delineation and the investigation of the physiopathology of chondrodysplasias. In 1993 Maroteaux received The Mauro Baschirotto Award, funded by the Mauro Baschirotto family and presented by the European Society of Human Genetics in recognition of individual achievement in human genetics.

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