Prenatal diagnosis of Friedreich ataxia: improved accuracy by using new genetic flanking markers.

Friedreich ataxia is a neurodegerative disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. Since the gene causing mutation has not yet been identified, prenatal, predictive, and carrier diagnoses are based on indirect haplotype analysis with closely linked markers. Until recently, only distal markers were available and their physical distance to the Friedreich… CONTINUE READING