What is dup15q syndrome?
Dup15q Syndrome is characterized by having an extra copy of a portion of chromosome 15 in the 11.2 – 13.1 region in combination with a number of symptoms that may include hypotonia and motor delays, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and epilepsy, including infantile spasms.
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Neurodevelopmental copy-number variants: A roadmap to improving outcomes by uniting patient advocates, researchers, and clinicians for collective impact Commission on Novel Technologies for Neurodevelopmental Copy Number Variant Dup15q Alliance is proud to be one of...
Lumping versus splitting with autism-linked variants: A conversation with Vanessa Vogel-Farley and Yssa DeWoody Published on Spectrum News: https://doi.org/10.53053/DBMO3214For the past two decades, autism researchers have tried to dissect autism’s vast diversity by...
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My husband Sam and I were both born and raised in the Atlanta area and met in high school. We finally admitted we liked each other on a Christmas break in college and the rest is history. Sam works as a graphic artist and I currently teach dance, but was dancing...
I met my husband Dan in 2010 at a part time job we both had at the time. It was pretty much love at first sight, as we got married 5 months after we started dating. We both knew we wanted kids right away, and immediately started planning for our future family. The...
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