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.
Many of you have seen news about a study that a research group led by Mark Zylka recently published in the esteemed journal, Cell. Learn what this study means to advancing the science of dup15q syndrome and how it may lead to the creation of targeted treatments.
Dylan Ritter, whose brother has dup15q syndrome, earned a coveted spot in the lab of Dr. Scott Dindot, one of the leading researchers on dup15q syndrome. Read this news story about Dylan and how he's working to find treatments for his brother's disorder.
Dup15q Alliance is please to announce that Dr. Dimitrios Arkilo of the Minnesota Epilepsy Group has joined the Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Arkilo is the director of the dup15q clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota.