Mark A. Schmidt

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Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy is generally considered a sporadic, nongenetic disorder, and reports of familial cases are often regarded as rare occurrences. Results of the present investigation of 6 families with this disorder suggest that familial forms of dilated cardiomyopathy occur more frequently than previously suspected. The familial nature of(More)
The gene for von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis (NF1), one of the most common autosomal-dominant disorders of humans, was recently mapped to chromosome 17 by linkage analysis. The identification of two NF1 patients with balanced translocations that involved chromosome 17q11.2 suggests that the disease can arise by gross rearrangement of the NF1 locus, and(More)
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