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Norio Niikawa

Born 1942

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Japanese physician and medical geneticist, born 1942.

Biography of Norio Niikawa

Norio Niikawa qualified in medicine at Hokkaido University in 1967. From 1968 to 1971 he trained in paediatrics at the Hokkaido University Hospital. From 1972 to 1975 he worked in the embryology and cytogenetics laboratory at the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in the Cantonal Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland. He subsequently worked as an instructor of paediatrics at Hokkaido University School of Medicine from1976 to 1984, and received his PhD in 1979. From 1984 he has been Professor and Chairman of Human Genetics at Nagasaki University School of Medicine since 1984.

Norio Niikawa is an associate editor of Journal of the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Journal of Human Genetics, and a board member of the Korean Society of Medical Genetics’ Journal of Genetic Medicine.

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