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Mutations in the sodium channel genes SCN1A and SCN2A have been identified in monogenic childhood epilepsies, but SCN3A has not previously been investigated as a candidate gene for epilepsy. We screened a consecutive cohort of 18 children with cryptogenic partial epilepsy that was classified as pharmacoresistant because of nonresponse to carbamazepine or(More)
Idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) is a common, complex disease with an almost exclusively genetic etiology but with variable phenotypes. Clinically, IGE can be divided into different syndromes. Varying lines of evidence point to the involvement of several interacting genes in the etiology of IGE. We performed a genome scan in 91 families ascertained(More)
Gene disruptions are a vital tool for understanding Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene function. An arrayed library of gene disruption strains has been produced by a consortium of yeast laboratories; however their use is limited to a single genetic background. Since the yeast research community works with several different strain backgrounds, disruption(More)
Evidence for genetic influences in epilepsy is strong, but reports identifying specific chromosomal origins of those influences conflict. One early study reported that human leukocyte antigen (HLA) markers were genetically linked to juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME); this was confirmed in a later study. Other reports did not find linkage to HLA markers. One(More)
The autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD), encompassing Graves' disease (GD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), occur in genetically susceptible individuals. In order to identify the AITD susceptibility genes, we have studied DNA markers in the regions of 8 candidate genes: (1) the HLA region, (2) the TSH receptor, (3) thyroid peroxidase, (4) thyroglobulin, (5)(More)
Although there is considerable evidence for a strong genetic component to idiopathic autism, several genome-wide screens for susceptibility genes have been carried out with limited concordance of linked loci, reflecting numerous genes of weak effect and/or sample heterogeneity. In the current study, linkage analysis was carried out in a sample of 62(More)
The aim of this study was to identify regions of the genome that harbor genes influencing inheritance of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and/or associated cardiovascular malformation (CVM). Aortic valve disease is an important clinical problem, which often results in valve replacement, the second most common cardiac surgery in the United States. In every age(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited reports of the use of whole exome sequencing (WES) as a clinical diagnostic tool. Moreover, there are no reports addressing the cost burden associated with genetic tests performed prior to WES. OBJECTIVE We demonstrate the performance characteristics of WES in a pediatric setting by describing our patient cohort, calculating(More)
BACKGROUND Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiovascular malformation. Although highly heritable, few causal variants have been identified. The purpose of this study was to identify genetic variants underlying BAV by whole exome sequencing a multiplex BAV kindred. METHODS AND RESULTS Whole exome sequencing was performed on 17(More)