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Jean-Pierre Fryns

Born 1946
Died

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Belgian human geneticist, born 1946.

Biography of Jean-Pierre Fryns

Jean-Pierre Fryns studied medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven. He trained in paediatrics and in 1976 became head of the Clinical Genetics Unit at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven. Fryns is (2006) the president of the Belgian group for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency.

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