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Virginia P. Sybert


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American dermatologist and medical geneticist.

Biography of Virginia P. Sybert

Virginia P. Sybert, M. D., is Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, and Staff Physician, Dermatology, at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. A clinical geneticist, she is pursuing two major areas of research, Turner's syndrome, and neurofibromatosis. She has established a large clinic for children and adults with Turner syndrome, investigating several aspects of the natural history of Turner syndrome.

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