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Inheritance of restriction fragment length polymorphisms associated with four anonymous DNA markers (D12Nyu1, 2, 3 and 4), the Fos proto-oncogene, the Mtv-9 viral integration site, and the alpha 1-antitrypsin (Aat-1) and immunoglobulin heavy chain (Igh) gene families in the mouse has been followed in a backcross experiment. A Bayesian multilocus(More)
UNLABELLED We studied reproducibility of the ISCD vertebral exclusion criteria among four interpreters. Surprisingly, agreement among interpreters was only moderate, because of differences in threshold for diagnosing focal structural defects and choice of which vertebra among a pair discordant for T-score, area, or BMC to exclude. Our results suggest that(More)
The myc family of proto-oncogenes consists of at least three members, whose expression is tightly and co-ordinately regulated. The genes are nevertheless dispersed to three distinct chromosomal sites in humans. We have now used somatic cell genetics and the analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) to identify and chromosomally map two(More)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), or brittle bone disease, is most often caused by dominant mutations in the collagen I genes COL1A1/COL1A2, whereas rarer recessive OI is often caused by mutations in genes encoding collagen I-interacting proteins. Recently, mutations in the gene for the proteinase bone morphogenetic 1 (BMP1) were reported in two recessive OI(More)
Many densitometric studies in mice assess bone mineral density (BMD) at specified regions of interest, often using ex vivo specimens. In the present study, we sought to determine the precision and accuracy of ex vivo densitometry of mouse bones, comparing two software versions and two data acquisition techniques. The newer software allows manual adjustment(More)
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a common but poorly understood syndrome. Congenital scoliosis (CS) is less common but comparably unexplored. Previous studies suggest that each has a significant genetic component. However, the occurrence of scoliosis in the presence of other hereditary connective tissue syndromes raises the possibility that IS and CS are in(More)
We investigate the behavior of a population genetics model introduced by (Waxman & Peck, 1998) incorporating mutation, selection, and pleiotropy. The population is infinite and continuous variation of genotype is allowed. Nonetheless , Waxman and Peck showed that if the degree of pleiotropy is large enough, in this model a nonzero fraction of the population(More)
Laboratory strains of mice are thought to be derived from wild populations of Mus domesticus. Many instances of non-domesticus genetic information fixed in these strains have been described, however, and the amount of strain-to-strain genetic variation exceeds that found in wild domesticus populations. In order to estimate the extent of the non-domesticus(More)