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The homeotic mutations in the right half of the bithorax complex of Drosophila cause segmental transformations in the second through the eighth segments of the fly. A chromosomal walk in the bithorax complex has now been extended 215 kb through the right half of the complex, and lesions for over 40 mutations have been located on the DNA map. The mutations(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is characterized by marked inter- and intrafamilial heterogeneity in its clinical expression. The contribution of genetic factors to this variability is not well characterized. We examined the relationship of phenotype to genotype in a clinically and genetically well-defined FSHD population. Quantitative(More)
OBJECTIVE Family, twin, and adoption studies show attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to have a substantial genetic component, and some studies have reported an association between ADHD and the dopamine D4 (DRD4) gene. METHOD The authors recruited 27 triads that comprised an ADHD adult, his or her spouse, and their ADHD child. These triads(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is one of the most common inherited diseases of muscle. Until recently, FSHD had received little attention because of its relatively benign course and the perception that it represented a syndrome rather than a distinct myopathy. Research interest into this disease was reignited with the demonstration of linkage(More)
We describe monozygotic twins who are either discordant or show extreme variability in the expression of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). One twin was severely incapacitated by FSHD. The asymptomatic twin demonstrated equivocal facial weakness on physical examination, but no difference on quantitative myometry when compared with normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether two forms of the scapuloperoneal syndrome result from genetic defects allelic to facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). DESIGN Two kindreds with scapuloperoneal syndromes underwent clinical, histologic, and electrophysiologic evaluation followed by genetic evaluation with probes closely linked to FSHD. RESULTS Although(More)
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