Kathleen De Waele

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Genetic defects such as copy number variations (CNVs) in non-coding regions containing conserved non-coding elements (CNEs) outside the transcription unit of their target gene, can underlie genetic disease. An example of this is the short stature homeobox (SHOX) gene, regulated by seven CNEs located downstream and upstream of SHOX, with proven enhancer(More)
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is an exceptional problem in children, mostly associated with diseases like cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome or chronic pancreatitis, as is the case in idiopathic fibrosing pancreatitis. Many viral infections are known to cause acute pancreatitis. Most of them, however, are transient with no remaining damage. The(More)
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