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The delay in childbearing is an important societal change contributing to an increasing incidence of subfertility. The prevailing concept of female reproductive ageing assumes that the decline of both quantity and quality of the oocyte/follicle pool determines an age-dependent loss of female fertility. There is an apparent discrepancy between the ability to(More)
We have studied 34 Becker and 160 Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with the dystrophin cDNA, using conventional blots and FIGE analysis. One hundred twenty-eight mutations (65%) were found, 115 deletions and 13 duplications, of which 106 deletions and 11 duplications could be precisely mapped in relation to both the mRNA and the major and minor(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the heritability of age at natural menopause from mother-daughter pairs. DESIGN Two-generation families were selected to study heritability of menopausal age. SETTING Subjects were drawn from a population-based study. PATIENT(S) One hundred sixty-four mother-daughter pairs with a natural menopausal age. INTERVENTION(S) None.(More)
A genome scan was performed on 164 Dutch affected sib pairs (ASPs) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). All subjects were white and of Dutch descent and were phenotyped according to criteria set out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders, 4th edition. Initially, a narrow phenotype was defined, in which all the sib(More)
An infertile couple was referred for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) because of primary infertility and oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT) in the male. It was observed that although the sperm cells presented with an unusual head size and multiple tails they were able to fertilize the oocytes after ICSI. Subsequent molecular cytogenetic analysis(More)
We have cloned and determined the base-sequence and genome organization of two human chromosome-specific alphoid DNA fragments, designated L1.26, mapping principally to chromosomes 13 and 21, and L1.84, mapping to chromosome 18. Their copy number is estimated to be approximately 2,000 per haploid genome. L1.84 has a double-dimer organization, whereas L1.26(More)
Domesticated animal species such as dogs and cats, with their many different characteristics and breed-specific diseases, and their close relationship and shared environment with humans, are a potentially rich source for the identification of the genetic contribution to human biology and disease. Copper toxicosis in Bedlington terriers is a genetic disease(More)
Adult polycystic kidney disease (APCKD) is a common and often lethal multi-organ disease with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance; approximately 1 in 1,000 people carry the mutant gene. The major pathological abnormality is the development and progressive enlargement of cysts in several organs including the liver, pancreas and spleen as well as the(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental factors explain only a small part of the age variance at which menopause commences. The variation in natural menopause is a trait predominantly determined by interaction of multiple genes, whose identity and causative genetic variation remains to be determined. Menopause is a retrospective marker for the reproductive capacity of(More)