B. Weiffenbach

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The abdominal A (abdA) gene is one of three transcription units in the Bithorax Complex of Drosophila encoding a homeo box protein; it is flanked by Ultrabithorax (Ubx) and Abdominal B (AbdB). The abdA gene is required for segmental identity of the second through eighth abdominal segments. The transcription unit of abdA is approximately 20 kb long and(More)
We report the construction of a linkage map of the human genome, based on the pattern of inheritance of 403 polymorphic loci, including 393 RFLPs, in a panel of DNAs from 21 three-generation families. By a combination of mathematical linkage analysis and physical localization of selected clones, it was possible to arrange these loci into linkage groups(More)
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 an autosomal dominant form of muscular dystrophy. The FSHD locus has been linked to the most distal genetic markers on the long arm of chromosome 4. Recently, a probe was identified that detects anEcoRI fragment length polymorphism which segregates with the disease in most FSHD families. Within theEcoRI(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)
A gene responsible for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) has been linked to polymorphisms on chromosome 4q35. Multipoint linkage analyses have placed this gene distal to all reported genetic markers on the chromosome. By using as a probe a clone isolated from a cosmid containing sequences related to a homeobox domain, de novo DNA rearrangements(More)
The human CYP2D6 gene codes for the enzyme, debrisoquine 4-hydroxylase, which metabolizes over 25 therapeutically important drugs. The inability to metabolize these drugs, which results in a 'poor metabolizer' (PM) phenotype, can be attributed, in some cases, to the presence of any of three previously described mutations in the CYP2D6 gene. To identify new(More)
Fanconi anemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder in which affected individuals are predisposed to acute myelogenous leukemia and other malignancies. We report the results of a genetic linkage study involving 34 families enrolled in the International Fanconi Anemia Registry. A significant lod score was obtained between D20S20, an anonymous DNA segment(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)