In the September 2006 issue of Nature Genetics, three groups identify a new microdeletion syndrome (microdeletion 17q21.31). The major clinical features of this syndrome are severe hypotonia and moderate mental retardation
See the News and Views article by James R. Lupski:
Nat Genet. 2006 Sep;38(9):974-6.
James R. Lupski is in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s
Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.
See also the artcles by Koolen DA et al., Shaw-Smith C et al. and Sharp J et al.
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