News tagged with genetic defects

Missed diagnosis: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

(PhysOrg.com) -- An article published in the June issue of the journal Nature Reviews: Neuroscience provides one of the first comprehensive overviews of the genetic, neural and cognitive bases of a frequently undiagnosed congen ...

Jul 01, 2010
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Chromosomal abnormality found for inherited clubfoot

Although clubfoot is one of the most common congenital birth defects, few genetic causes have been found. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found what they believe ...

Jul 01, 2010
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New clue why autistic people don't want hugs

Why do people with fragile X syndrome, a genetic defect that is the best-known cause of autism and inherited mental retardation, recoil from hugs and physical touch - even from their parents?

Feb 11, 2010
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Genetic link to vitamin A deficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- Almost half of UK women may be lacking an important source of vitamin A due to a previously undiscovered genetic variation, scientists at Newcastle University have found.

Nov 17, 2009
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