Marsha D. Speevak

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Whole-cell fusion between zebrafish fibroblast-like ZF4 cells and mouse B78 melanoma cells resulted in hybrids containing one or a few zebrafish chromosome segments in a murine chromosomal background. Fluorescence in situ hybridization to hybrid cell metaphases with a zebrafish genomic DNA probe revealed that many hybrids contained zebrafish chromosome(More)
Individually rare, large copy number variants (CNVs) contribute to genetic vulnerability for schizophrenia. Unresolved questions remain, however, regarding the anticipated yield of clinical microarray testing in schizophrenia. Using high-resolution genome-wide microarrays and rigorous methods, we investigated rare CNVs in a prospectively recruited(More)
Microdeletion of the BP1-BP2 region at 15q11.2 is a recurrent copy number variant (CNV) frequently found in patients undergoing chromosomal microarray (CMA). Genetic counselling regarding this CNV is challenging due to the wide range of phenotypic presentation in reported patients and lack of general population-based data. As one of the most common reasons(More)
Protocadherin11 is located on both the X and Y chromosomes in Homo sapiens but only on the X chromosome in other hominid species. The pairing of PCDH11Y with PCDH11X arose following a duplicative 3.5 Mb translocation from the ancestral X chromosome to the Y chromosome several million years ago. The genes are highly expressed in fetal brain and spinal cord.(More)
We have constructed a panel of human x murine microcell hybrids containing individual human chromosomes tagged with a dual selectable marker conferring hygromycin B resistance and ganciclovir sensitivity. Over 500 independent microcell hybrids (B78MC) were generated and more than 200 individually isolated. We have identified the human chromosome content of(More)
PURPOSE To further assess the frequency of subtelomeric aberrations in a selected population and to examine the feasibility of a clinical testing. METHODS Patients were selected based on the following criteria: (1) mental retardation (IQ < 70) or developmental delay with dysmorphic features; (2) a normal karyotype at the level of resolution of 450 to 500(More)