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Eighty-one subjects (56 affected patients and 25 parents of isolated affected cases) from 63 families with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) on the North Western Regional Genetic Family Register (NWRGFR) were interviewed. Patients were interviewed either before (n = 26) or after (n = 55) genetic counselling. In the group as a whole, knowledge of the clinical(More)
Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda (SEDL; MIM 313400) is an X-linked recessive osteochondrodysplasia that occurs in approximately two of every one million people. This progressive skeletal disorder which manifests in childhood is characterized by disproportionate short stature with short neck and trunk, barrel chest and absence of systemic complications.(More)
Mutations in the brain specific P/Q type Ca2+ channel alpha1 subunit gene, CACNA1A, have been identified in three clinically distinct disorders, viz. episodic ataxia type 2 (EA-2), familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) and spinocerebellar ataxia 6 (SCA6). For individuals with EA-2, the mutations described thus far are presumed to result in a truncated protein(More)
OBJECTIVES The study was focused on leukoencephalopathies of unknown cause in order to define a novel, homogeneous phenotype suggestive of a common genetic defect, based on clinical and MRI findings, and to identify the causal genetic defect shared by patients with this phenotype. METHODS Independent next-generation exome-sequencing studies were performed(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal akinesia/hypokinesia, arthrogryposis and severe congenital myopathies are heterogeneous conditions usually presenting before or at birth. Although numerous causative genes have been identified for each of these disease groups, in many cases a specific genetic diagnosis remains elusive. Due to the emergence of next generation sequencing,(More)
We describe a patient with developmental delay, mild dysmorphic features, and monosomy of 7q35. Only one other patient with an interstitial deletion of this band has been previously reported. A review of clinical features of these two children did not show similarities in dysmorphic features. Reports of patients with other 7q interstitial deletions are(More)
Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) is an autosomal dominant disorder of craniofacial development, the features of which include conductive hearing loss and cleft palate. We have studied 12 unrelated TCS families with multiple affected individuals for linkage to five chromosome 5 markers. There is strong evidence demonstrating linkage to three of these markers.(More)
BACKGROUND Schwannomatosis is a rare condition characterised by multiple schwannomas and lack of involvement of the vestibular nerve. A recent report identified bi-allelic mutations in the SMARCB1/INI1 gene in a single family with schwannomatosis. We aimed to establish the contribution of the SMARCB1 and the NF2 genes to sporadic and familial(More)
We report the clinical features in 27 Australasian patients with Angelman syndrome (AS), all with a DNA deletion involving chromosome 15(q11-13), spanning markers from D15S9 to D15S12, about 3 center dot 5 Mb of DNA. There were nine males and 18 females. All cases were sporadic. The mean age at last review (end of 1994) was 11 center dot 2 years (range 3 to(More)