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12
Jul

Recognizing Williams-Beuren syndrome in diverse populations

Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a genetic disorder caused by a deletion in 7q11.23 – a region within the long arm of chromosome 7. Symptoms of WBS include intellectual disability, hypersocial behavior (a characteristically friendly personality), facial abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, short stature, connective tissue abnormalities, and endocrine (hormonal) abnormalities. Common facial...
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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...
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25
May

1p35 deletion and PUM1 mutation

1p35 deletion and PUM1 mutation discussed in a newly published article. Development of the nervous system is a complex process that is tightly regulated by protein levels and expression. One protein involved in this process is produced by a gene PUM1, located in 1p35, a region within the short arm...
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