Funding for this research was provided by:
Taipei Medical University (12310-0223)
National Health Research Institutes (NHRI-107A1-MGCP-1817202)
Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University (DMR-108-113 and DMR-108-114)
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST 108-2314-B-039 -044 -MY3)
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 105-2628-B- 038 −001 -MY4)
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Received: 27 May 2019
Accepted: 9 October 2019
First Online: 7 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This research protocol was approved by the institutional review board (IRB) and the ethics committee of the Human Studies Committee of China Medical University Hospital (CMUH). Our study was conducted in accordance with the <i>Declaration of Helsinki</i> principles and meet the requirements of the institute. The samples of familial short stature were recruited by the Children’s Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. We obtained written informed consent from all participants and their parents (or legal guardians).
: Written informed consent was obtained from the participant for publication of their individual details and accompanying images in this manuscript. The consent form is held by the authors and is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief. We accept the conditions of submission and the BioMed Central Copyright and License Agreement.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.