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Evidence for a new microdeletion syndrome in 15q21

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We report on the fourth known case with an interstitial deletion in 15q21. In the present case the breakpoints have been determined by GTG-banding, microdissection and the recently developed multicolor banding (MCB) technique as 15q21.1-q21.3. Common features in all four cases are mental retardation, growth retardation, a beak-like nose with hypoplastic alae nasi and a thin upper lip. Additional frequent features are small hands and feet, hypotonia, low hair implantation, low set ears, clinodactyly and obesity. The possibility that a critical region for a new microdeletion-syndrome is situated in 15q21 is discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institut für Humangenetik und Anthropologie, Postfach, D-07740 Jena, Germany., Email: [email protected]

Publication date: May 1, 2003

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