These duplications most commonly occur in one of two forms. These include an extra isodicentric 15 chromosome, abbreviated idic(15), or an interstitial duplication 15, abbreviated int dup(15). When the duplicated material comes from the maternal chromosome, developmental problems are often the result. In most cases of chromosome 15q duplication syndrome, the chromosome duplication is not inherited, but occurred as a random event during the formation of reproductive cells.
A recent documentary on innovation at Geisinger Health System, home to one of the dup15q clinics, features a segment on treating those with dup15q syndrome at around the six minute mark.
Dup15q Alliance is pleased to announce our request for applications for our new fellowships! We invite current graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in pursuing a career in research relevant to chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome to apply for these awards. Click link above for details. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2015. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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