John F. Harvey

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Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) is a recently described method for detecting gross deletions or duplications of DNA sequences, aberrations which are commonly overlooked by standard diagnostic analysis. To determine the incidence of copy number variants in cancer predisposition genes from families in the Wessex region, we have(More)
Seventeen patients presenting with either de novo or familial supernumerary marker (mar) 15 chromosomes were shown by fluorescent in situ hybridization techniques (FISH) to have markers derived from and composed entirely of chromosome 15 material. Using a combination of conventional cytogenetics, FISH, Southern blotting and multiplex polymerase chain(More)
We investigated the parent and cell division of origin of the additional sex chromosome in 142 males with a 47,XXY constitution and 50 females with a 47,XXX constitution. In 66 of the 47,XXY males the additional chromosome was paternal in origin and in 76 it was maternal in origin, while among the 47,XXX females only 5 had an additional paternal X(More)
We have studied the mechanism of origin of 63 cases of trisomy 18. In 2 the additional chromosome was paternal in origin, and in the remaining 61 it was maternal in origin. Both paternal cases were attributable to a postzygotic mitotic (PZM) error. Among the 54 maternal cases for which the cell division of error was established, only 16 were attributable to(More)
Centronuclear myopathy (CNM) is a muscle wasting disorder that occurs in three distinct forms. Previous studies have shown linkage between the X linked form of the disease and the Xq28 probes ST14, DX13, and F8C. Our study on a previously unreported, three generation, X linked CNM family confirms linkage between these markers and the CNM locus (Z = 3.21,(More)
Disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are typically heteroplasmic and therefore interpretation of genetic tests for mitochondrial disorders can be problematic. Detection of low level heteroplasmy is technically demanding and it is often difficult to discriminate between the absence of a mutation or the failure of a technique to detect the(More)
We report a male infant referred with multiple congenital abnormalities consistent with the Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. Cytogenetic analysis showed a chromosome complement of 46,XX with a deletion of 4pl5.2-÷4pter and its replacement by material of unknown origin. The patient was positive for a number of Yp probes including SRY, the testis determining factor,(More)
The reciprocal translocation of genetic material between chromosomes 8 and 21, t(8;21), is usually restricted to cases of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Cases of AML with t(8;21) exhibit characteristic dysplastic features in myeloid and erythroid lineages with reduction in megakaryocytes. We report details of three patients presenting with myelodysplastic(More)
Deletions of the SHOX gene are well documented and cause disproportionate short stature and variable skeletal abnormalities. In contrast interstitial SHOX duplications limited to PAR1 appear to be very rare and the clinical significance of the only case report in the literature is unclear. Mapping of this duplication has now shown that it includes the(More)