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.
Thank you! In fifteen days, we raised more than $54,000 for Dup15q Alliance!! We couldn't have done it without you. To see the difference you make, view the video from some of our Dup15q Alliance families. And yes, we will still be accepting donations for this event for the next few days, so it's not too late to participate. Donate here.
Each year from Valentines Day to Rare Disease Day we attempt to raise $15,000 in 15 days. A generous Dup15q Alliance family has agreed to match all donations made during this time up to $15,000. Please help us meet our goal! Together we can make a difference!