What is dup15q syndrome?
Dup15q Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder 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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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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I’m a single mum to 6 kids. Nathan being my youngest. Normal pregnancy no issues or concerns. He was born perfect. So blessed he’s a part of our family. We couldn’t imagine life without him now. He was diagnosed at 4 months old. He was not meeting milestones. Very...
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