Child hand in adults handMEDICAL

Child abuse & OI – from geneticist perspective

Interview with Professor Gerard Pals, biochemist (MSc) and geneticist (PhD) at the VU university hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am a biochemist (MSc) and geneticist (PhD). In 1989 I started a diagnostic laboratory for DNA and protein testing of inherited diseases, including OI, at…


OI & Reproduction

Dr. Lidiia Zhytnik is a post-doc researcher at UMC Amsterdam, The Netherlands and a member of OIFE’s Medical Advisory Board. She has been part of a team who made a narrative review to systematize novel insights into OI genetics, reproductive options, family planning, decision-making and ethical issues. The team aimed to fill the existing gaps…

Two children sitting on the groundEDITORIALS

To have or not to have … children

I was seventeen the first time I attended an educational course about OI. It was primarily a course for adults of small children with OI, but Rebecca and I were nerdy enough to be interested in genetics, collagen and symptoms when we were 17, so we registered in any case. And it was at this course…

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