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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)
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 an EcoRI fragment length polymorphism which segregates with the disease in most FSHD families. Within the EcoRI(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)
Members of an international consortium for linkage analysis of the facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) gene have pooled data for joint analyses, in an attempt to determine the precise location of the FSHD gene and the order of four DNA markers on 4q35 region. Six laboratories determined a total of 3,078 genotypes in 65 families, consisting of a(More)
The genetic locus for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) has been mapped to chromosome 4. We have examined linkage to five chromosome 4q DNA markers in 22 multigenerational FSHD families. Multipoint linkage analyses of the segregation of four markers in the FSHD families and in 40 multigenerational mapping families from the Centre d'Etude du(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)