Kelly D Farwell

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Analysis of spontaneous multiple mutations in normal and tumor cells may constrain hypotheses about the mechanisms responsible for multiple mutations and provide insight into the mutator phenotype. In a previous study, spontaneous doublets in Big Blue mice were dramatically more frequent than expected by chance and exhibited a mutation pattern similar to(More)
Large-scale cohort-based whole exome sequencing of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) has identified numerous novel candidate disease genes; however, detailed phenotypic information is often lacking in such studies. De novo mutations in pogo transposable element with zinc finger domain (POGZ) have been identified in six independent and(More)
Elongator is a multi-subunit protein complex essential to transcription elongation, histone acetylation, and tRNA modification. The complex consists of six highly conserved protein subunits, called Elongator Proteins (ELP) 1-6. Apart from an association with intellectual disability (ID), there is limited clinical information about patients with ELP2(More)
PURPOSE Diagnostic exome sequencing was immediately successful in diagnosing patients in whom traditional technologies were uninformative. Herein, we provide the results from the first 500 probands referred to a clinical laboratory for diagnostic exome sequencing. METHODS Family-based exome sequencing included whole-exome sequencing followed by family(More)
OBJECTIVE Exome sequencing is a successful option for diagnosing individuals with previously uncharacterized genetic conditions, however little has been reported regarding its utility in a prenatal setting. The goal of this study is to describe the results from a cohort of fetuses for which exome sequencing was performed. METHODS We performed a(More)
Diagnostic exome sequencing (DES) is an effective tool for diagnosis in intractable cases where the underlying cause is thought be genetic. It is commonly assumed that patients with a family history of consanguinity will have increased detection rates for rare autosomal recessive Mendelian disorders through DES. Herein, we analyzed the diagnostic yield and(More)
To supplement a previous analysis of spontaneous tandem-base mutations (TBM) in the lacI gene of Big Blue((R)) mice, 2658 additional mutants were sequenced from 13 tissues and 44 spontaneous TBM were identified (tripling the sample size). Previous findings were confirmed and generalized and several new observations were made. TBM differ from single and(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive paralytic disorder caused by motor neuron degeneration. A similar disease phenotype is observed in mice overexpressing a mutant human hSOD1 gene (G93A, 1Gurd(1)). Mice transgenic for lacI (Big Blue) and human mutant (1Gurd(1), Mut hSOD1) or wild type (2Gur, Wt hSOD1) SOD1 genes were used to examine(More)
Heritable connective tissue diseases are a highly heterogeneous family of over 200 disorders that affect the extracellular matrix. While the genetic basis of several disorders is established, the etiology has not been discovered for a large portion of patients, likely due to rare yet undiscovered disease genes. By performing trio-exome sequencing of a(More)
PURPOSE Diagnostic exome sequencing (DES) is now a commonly ordered test for individuals with undiagnosed genetic disorders. In addition to providing a diagnosis for characterized diseases, exome sequencing has the capacity to uncover novel candidate genes for disease. METHODS Family-based DES included analysis of both characterized and novel genetic(More)