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Clinical-Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics

This section considers studies of the structure and function of genes and chromosomes, with relation to human health and disease and the role of genetic mutations and cytogenetic changes in human genetic disorders.

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  1. The presence of mammary glands distinguishes mammals from other organisms. Despite significant advances in defining the signaling pathways responsible for mammary gland development in mice, our understanding o...

    Authors: Surasawadee Ausavarat, Siraprapa Tongkobpetch, Verayuth Praphanphoj, Charan Mahatumarat, Nond Rojvachiranonda, Thiti Snabboon, Thomas C Markello, William A Gahl, Kanya Suphapeetiporn and Vorasuk Shotelersuk
    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2011 12:46
  2. Copy number variations (CNVs) can contribute to variable degrees of fitness and/or disease predisposition. Recent studies show that at least 1% of any given genome is copy number variable when compared to the ...

    Authors: Mohammad M Ghahramani Seno, Benjamin YM Kwan, Ka Ki M Lee-Ng, Rainald Moessner, Anath C Lionel, Christian R Marshall and Stephen W Scherer
    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2011 12:45
  3. The use of dried blood spots (DBS) samples in genomic workup has been limited by the relative low amounts of genomic DNA (gDNA) they contain. It remains to be proven that whole genome amplified DNA (wgaDNA) fr...

    Authors: Bo G Winkel, Mads V Hollegaard, Morten S Olesen, Jesper H Svendsen, Stig Haunsø, David M Hougaard and Jacob Tfelt-Hansen
    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2011 12:22
  4. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited disease characterized by gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyposis and mucocutaneous pigmentation. The genetic predisposition for PJS has be...

    Authors: Janos Papp, Marietta Eva Kovacs, Szilvia Solyom, Miklos Kasler, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale and Edith Olah
    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2010 11:169
  5. A novel phenotype consisting of cataract, mental retardation, erythematous skin rash and facial dysmorphism was recently described in an extended pedigree of Australian Aboriginal descent. Large scale chromoso...

    Authors: Kathryn Hattersley, Kate J Laurie, Jan E Liebelt, Jozef Gecz, Shane R Durkin, Jamie E Craig and Kathryn P Burdon
    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2010 11:165