WER Ollier

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BACKGROUND Monozygotic (MZ) twinning is a poorly understood phenomenon that may result in subtle biologic differences between twins, despite their identical inheritance. These differences may in part account for discordant expression of disease in MZ twin pairs. Due to their stochastic nature, differences in X chromosome inactivation patterns are one source(More)
Epidemiological studies suggest that childhood common acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (c-ALL) may be the rare outcome of early post-natal infection with a common infectious agent. One of the factors that may determine whether a child succumbs to c-ALL is how it responds to the candidate infection. Since immune responses to infection are under the partial(More)
Certain class II determinants of the human histocompatibility locus antigens (HLA) have been implicated in the aetiology of several autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). HLA-Dw4 was the first HLA determinant found to be significantly increased in RA patients compared with controls, while Dw4(More)
Two themes are emerging regarding the molecular genetic aetiology of intelligence. The first is that intelligence is influenced by many variants and those that are tagged by common single nucleotide polymorphisms account for around 30% of the phenotypic variation. The second, in line with other polygenic traits such as height and schizophrenia, is that(More)
The importance of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospital-acquired infection is widely acknowledged. The UK government has stated that MRSA bloodstream infection rates will have to be halved by 2008. Such radical improvements will require advances on several fronts. Screening for MRSA in high-risk patients on arrival at hospital allows(More)
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