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15
Oct

Deletions of the FOXP1 gene determine clinical manifestations in patients with chromosome 3p13 deletion

Meerschaut I, Rochefort D, Revençu N, et al. “FOXP1-related intellectual disability syndrome: a recognisable entity”. J. Med. Genet. 2017, v. 54, 613-623. Patients with proximal short arm deletions of chromosome 3 (3p13) show intellectual disability (ID), speech and language issues, neurodevelopmental delay, spasticity (increased muscle tone), contractures (shortening and hardening...
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30
Aug

Jacobsen Syndrome – new survey hopes to address parent concerns about lifestyle and social options

Jacobsen syndrome (JS) or distal 11q deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. The symptoms of this disorder involve thrombocytopenia, congenital heart defects, and intellectual disability. Although less common, other symptoms may include impairment of expressive language (verbal and nonverbal communication), vision problems, digestive issues, and infections of the upper...
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30
Aug

22q11.2 deletion syndrome – new research into the wide variety and great variability of symptoms

Frontiers in Genetics May 2017 – 22q11.2​ ​deletion​ ​syndrome​ ​has​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​symptoms,​ ​including​ ​(but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to)​ ​congenital heart​ ​disease,​ ​hypocalcemia​ ​(where​ ​the​ ​blood​ ​has​ ​too​ ​little​ ​calcium),​ ​immunological​ ​disorders,​ ​and psychiatric​ ​disorders.​ ​Palatal,​ ​craniofacial,​ ​skeletal,​ ​and​ ​gastroenterological​ ​anomalies​ ​are​ ​also​ ​common symptoms.​ ​Along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​range​...
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