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The People Who Slowly Turn to Bone

Stone Man Syndrome is a very rare condition in which a person’s tissues turn to bone. Rather, when the body tries to repair anything, it uses bone tissue, even when that's not appropriate. The disease is so rare that even identifying it is difficult, much less getting funding for research into it. Some of the images in this video may be disturbing for sensitive souls.   

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Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out tells us about fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). Learn more about the genetic disease at the International FOP Association. -Thanks, Daven!


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