Samantha Leonard

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Pure distal monosomy of the long arm of chromosome 10 is a rare cytogenetic abnormality. The location and size of the deletions described in this region are variable. Nevertheless, the patients share characteristic facial appearance, variable cognitive impairment and neurobehavioral manifestations. A Minimal Critical Region corresponding to a 600 kb(More)
The effect of pH in the range 5.0 to 7.0 on the thermal destruction of spores of Clostridium sporogenes putrefactive anaerobe 3679 was examined by three methods: a capillary tube method in which spores were suspended in phosphate buffers, a thermoresistometer method in which spores were suspended in buffered pea puree adjusted to the same set of pH values,(More)
Professional guidelines and practice in clinical genetics generally counsel against predictive genetic testing in childhood. A genetic test should not be performed in a child who is too young to choose it for himself unless that test is diagnostic, will lead to an intervention to prevent illness, or enable screening. It is therefore generally considered(More)
We describe a patient with striking generalized symmetrical enchondromatosis of the tubular bones and a de novo duplication of chromosome 12p11.23 to 12p11.22. The PTHLH gene within this region encodes a ligand for PTHR1: mutations in the gene encoding this receptor are associated with some cases of Ollier disease, several skeletal dysplasias including(More)
Genomic testing has reached the point where, technically at least, it can be cheaper to undertake panel-, exome- or whole genome testing than it is to sequence a single gene. An attribute of these approaches is that information gleaned will often have uncertain significance. In addition to the challenges this presents for pre-test counseling and informed(More)
Next-generation sequencing is radically changing how DNA diagnostic laboratories operate. What started as a single-gene profession is now developing into gene panel sequencing and whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing (WES/WGS) analyses. With further advances in sequencing technology and concomitant price reductions, WGS will soon become the standard and(More)
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