20
Jun

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Patient Powered Research Network

This article discusses Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and the Patient Powered Research Network. Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, with only about 1,400 cases reported. It is caused either by a 22q13 deletion – a region within the long arm of chromosome 22 – or a mutation within the SHANK3 gene (found within this region)....
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25
May

Inherited Microdeletions or microduplications – a benign finding?

Are inherited microdeletions or microduplications a benign finding or more complex? Small deletions or duplications of chromosomal material may be found upon examination of patients with several neurodevelopmental problems (autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability) or birth defects. In many instances the same chromosomal abnormalities are found in one of their apparently unaffected parents. It suggests a...
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25
May

2q33.1 deletion and SATB2 gene mutation or deletion

      Newly published article discussing 2q33.1 deletion and SATB2 gene mutation or deletion. SATB2-associated syndrome (SAS) is a disorder caused by mutations of the SATB2 gene or deletion of this gene within 2q33.1, a region within the long arm of chromosome 2. The symptoms of SAS include developmental delay, severe intellectual disability, behavioral...
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