Jill Yardley

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Corneal clarity is maintained by its endothelium, which functions abnormally in the endothelial dystrophies, leading to corneal opacification. This group of conditions includes Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy of the cornea (FECD), one of the commonest indications for corneal transplantation performed in developed countries, posterior polymorphous dystrophy(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the genetic basis of autosomal dominant vitreoretinochoroidopathy (ADVIRC), a rare, inherited retinal dystrophy that may be associated with defects of ocular development, including nanophthalmos. METHODS A combination of linkage analysis and DNA sequencing in five families was used to identify disease-causing mutations in VMD2. The(More)
Human congenital cataract and ocular anterior segment dysgenesis both demonstrate extensive genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity. We identified a family where ocular developmental abnormalities (cataract, anterior segment dysgenesis and microphthalmia) co-segregated with a translocation, t(5;16)(p15.3;q23.2), in both balanced and unbalanced forms. We(More)
Segregation analysis of CEPH and other pedigrees yielded six paternal crossover breakpoints in the approximately 85 kb interval between the minisatellite loci D16S309 (MS205) and D16S83 (EKMDA2) in 16p13.3. Three crossovers were mapped to within the same small (<3 kb) interval, which does not co-localize with any tandem repeat array or expressed sequence.(More)
Unstable minisatellites display high frequencies of spontaneous gain and loss of repeats in the human germline. Most length changes arise through complex recombination events including intra-allelic duplications/deletions and inter-allelic transfers of repeats. Definition of the factors modulating instability requires both measurement of mutation rate and(More)
Minisatellites provide not only the basis for DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling but also extremely informative systems for analysing processes of tandem repeat turnover in the human genome. Minisatellite instability appears to involve distinct mutation processes in somatic and germline cells; in the germline, mutation is frequently dominated by(More)
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