L. R. Tansley

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A one-year-old boy with type I H mucopolysaccharidosis (Hurler's disease) was given a bone-marrow transplant (BMT) from his mother in an attempt to replace the deficient enzyme, alpha-L-iduronidase (iduronidase). These is definite evidence of engraftment, the enzyme activity of the recipient's leucocytes reaching heterozygote levels within 37 days of the(More)
Contamination of amniotic fluid cell cultures by maternal cells can be expected to lead to misdiagnosis of fetal genotype in 0.1 to 0.5/100 cultures, when assays are carried out directly on cultured cells. Chemical analysis of the cell-free amniotic fluid supernatant may overcome this source of error and has the added advantages of speed and independence(More)
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