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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327352/ultrasound-findings-provide-clues-to-investigate-founder-mutations-expressed-as-runs-of-homozygosity-in-chromosomal-microarray-studies
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Hagit Daum, Israela Lerer, Ayala Frumkin, Daniel Rosenak, Nili Yanai, Shay Porat, Simcha Yagel, Vardiella Meiner
OBJECTIVES: Chromosomal microarray (CMA) analysis is effectively applied prenatally to detect copy number changes. SNP probes included in the microarray platform can detect regions of excessive homozygosity (ROH) and identical-by-descent genomic stretches. The utility of the latter as part of prenatal diagnosis is not well established. Recessive founder mutations are well recognized within distinct ethnic groups. Combining these data with prenatal sonography provides accurate focused molecular diagnoses quickly...
January 11, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325614/ethical-issues-in-neurogenetics
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Wendy R Uhlmann, J Scott Roberts
Many neurogenetic conditions are inherited and therefore diagnosis of a patient will have implications for the patient's relatives and can raise ethical issues. Predictive genetic testing offers asymptomatic relatives the opportunity to determine their risk status for a neurogenetic condition, and professional guidelines emphasize patients' autonomy and informed, voluntary decision making. Beneficence and nonmaleficence both need to be considered when making decisions about disclosure and nondisclosure of genetic information and test results...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321362/a-novel-missense-mutation-of-adar1-gene-in-a-chinese-family-leading-to-dyschromatosis-symmetrica-hereditaria-and-literature-review
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Shuai-Mei Liu, Meng-Xia Ni, Ming-Chao Zhang, Pei-Ran Zhu, Qiu-Yu Wu, Wei-Jun Jiang, Jing Zhang, Wei-Wei Li, Xin-Yi Xia
Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria (DSH) is a rare autosomal dominant pigmentary genodermatosis, which is characterized by a mixture of hyperpigmented and hypopigmented macules on the dorsal of the hands and feet, and on the face presented like freckle. Identification of RNA-specific adenosine deaminase 1 (ADAR1) gene results in DSH. This study was mainly to explore the pathogenic mutation of ADAR1 gene and provide genetics counselling and prenatal diagnostic testing for childbearing individuals.Mutational analysis of ADAR1 gene was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and electrophoretic separation of PCR products by 1...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314318/two-novel-cps1-mutations-in-a-case-of-carbamoyl-phosphate-synthetase-1-deficiency-causing-hyperammonemia-and-leukodystrophy
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Xihui Chen, Lijuan Yuan, Mao Sun, Qingbo Liu, Yuanming Wu
BACKGROUND: Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 deficiency (CPS1D) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of the urea cycle, mostly characterized by hyperammonemia and the concomitant leukodystrophy. The onset of CPS1D can be at any age, and the clinical manifestations are variable and atypical. Genetic tests are indispensable for accurate diagnosis of CPS1D on the basis of biochemical tests. METHODS: Blood tandem mass spectrometric analysis and urea organic acidemia screening were performed on a Chinese neonatal patient with low activity, recurrent seizures, and hyperammonemia...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307277/pathogenicity-analysis-of-variations-and-prenatal-diagnosis-in-a-hereditary-coagulation-factor-xiii-deficiency-family
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Liwei Sun, Qijiang Yan, Yonghua Wang, Hualei Luo, Peng Du, Reem Hassan, Li Liu, Weiying Jiang
OBJECTIVES: Prenatal diagnosis (PND) procedure is urgent to be established for timely management and fatal consequence prevention of factor XIII deficiency (FXIIID), and variations data among Chinese are very scanty. We aimed to find a novel mutation among Chinese and establish a rapid and precise PND procedure with pathogenicity analysis to contribute to the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in pregnant women and central nervous system bleeding in newborns. METHODS: FXIIID was diagnosed by qualitative and quantitative tests of clot solubility test and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively...
January 7, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306563/yield-rate-of-chromosomal-microarray-analysis-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Sifa Turan, Mehmet Resit Asoglu, Rinat Gabbay Benziv, Lauren Doyle, Christopher Harman, Ozhan M Turan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to calculate the yield rates of CMA in fetuses diagnosed with various CHDs in a tertiary center. STUDY DESIGN: This cohort study collected prenatal genetic test results of 145 fetuses diagnosed with CHD. All 145 cases underwent Conventional karyotype (CK), followed by CMA in cases of negative CK result. "Detection rate" of genetic abnormalities was calculated as the percentage of cases with genetic abnormalities identified...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305293/beyond-screening-for-chromosomal-abnormalities-advances-in-non-invasive-diagnosis-of-single-gene-disorders-and-fetal-exome-sequencing
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REVIEW
Jane Hayward, Lyn S Chitty
Emerging genomic technologies, largely based around next generation sequencing (NGS), are offering new promise for safer prenatal genetic diagnosis. These innovative approaches will improve screening for fetal aneuploidy, allow definitive non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) of single gene disorders at an early gestational stage without the need for invasive testing, and improve our ability to detect monogenic disorders as the aetiology of fetal abnormalities. This presents clinicians and scientists with novel challenges as well as opportunities...
January 2, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302075/foxo1-a2m-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-three-novel-genes-predicting-depression-in-gene-x-environment-interactions-are-identified-using-cross-species-and-cross-tissues-transcriptomic-and-mirnomic-analyses
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Annamaria Cattaneo, Nadia Cattane, Chiara Malpighi, Darina Czamara, Anna Suarez, Nicole Mariani, Eero Kajantie, Alessia Luoni, Johan G Eriksson, Jari Lahti, Valeria Mondelli, Paola Dazzan, Katri Räikkönen, Elisabeth B Binder, Marco A Riva, Carmine M Pariante
To date, gene-environment (GxE) interaction studies in depression have been limited to hypothesis-based candidate genes, since genome-wide (GWAS)-based GxE interaction studies would require enormous datasets with genetics, environmental, and clinical variables. We used a novel, cross-species and cross-tissues "omics" approach to identify genes predicting depression in response to stress in GxE interactions. We integrated the transcriptome and miRNome profiles from the hippocampus of adult rats exposed to prenatal stress (PNS) with transcriptome data obtained from blood mRNA of adult humans exposed to early life trauma, using a stringent statistical analyses pathway...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300981/chromosome-screening-using-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-beyond-trisomy-21-what-to-screen-for-and-why-it-matters
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Kristien Hens
With the new and highly accurate noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT), new options for screening become available. I contend that the current state of the art of NIPT is already in need of a thorough ethical investigation and that there are different points to consider before any chromosomal or subchromosomal condition is added to the screening panel of a publicly funded screening program. Moreover, the application of certain ethical principles makes the inclusion of some conditions unethical in a privately funded scheme, even if such screening would enhance a woman's reproductive autonomy...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284020/health-status-by-gender-hair-color-and-eye-color-red-haired-women-are-the-most-divergent
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Peter Frost, Karel Kleisner, Jaroslav Flegr
Red hair is associated in women with pain sensitivity. This medical condition, and perhaps others, seems facilitated by the combination of being red-haired and female. We tested this hypothesis by questioning a large sample of Czech and Slovak respondents about the natural redness and darkness of their hair, their natural eye color, their physical and mental health (24 categories), and other personal attributes (height, weight, number of children, lifelong number of sexual partners, frequency of smoking). Red-haired women did worse than other women in ten health categories and better in only three, being particularly prone to colorectal, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280190/paediatricians-expectations-and-perspectives-regarding-genetic-testing-for-children-with-developmental-disorders
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Isabelle Tremblay, Anne-Marie Laberge, Dominique Cousineau, Lionel Carmant, Anita Rowan, Annie Janvier
AIM: Investigate paediatricians' expectations and perspectives of genetic testing for children with developmental disorders. METHODS: Paediatricians working in a developmental clinic were surveyed each time they ordered a chromosomal microarray (CMA) for a child with developmental disorders. Clinical charts were reviewed. Results were analysed using mixed methodology. RESULTS: Ninety-seven % (73/76) of surveys were completed. Pediatricians reported that 36% of parents had difficulties understanding genetic testing and that 40% seemed anxious...
December 27, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274932/adverse-perinatal-conditions-associated-with-prenatally-detected-fetal-echogenic-bowel-in-nova-scotia
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Rachelle Findley, Victoria M Allen, Jo-Ann K Brock
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to estimate the association of adverse perinatal outcomes with pregnancies complicated by fetal echogenic bowel. METHODS: Data for pregnancies complicated with echogenic bowel identified in the second trimester were derived from the tertiary referral IWK Health Centre (Halifax, NS) Viewpoint Ultrasound Database augmented by medical chart review. The study was undertaken between 2003 and 2014. Rates of positive cytomegalovirus and toxoplasmosis infection were determined using maternal serology and amniocentesis results...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261177/reproductive-genetic-carrier-screening-for-cystic-fibrosis-fragile-x-syndrome-and-spinal-muscular-atrophy-in-australia-outcomes-of-12-000-tests
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Alison Dalton Archibald, Melanie Jane Smith, Trent Burgess, Katrina Louise Scarff, Justine Elliott, Clare Elizabeth Hunt, Caitlin Barns-Jenkins, Chelsea Holt, Karina Sandoval, Vanessa Siva Kumar, Lisa Ward, Emily Caroline Allen, Sarah Valerie Collis, Shannon Cowie, David Francis, Martin B Delatycki, Eppie Mildred Yiu, R John Massie, Mark Domenic Pertile, Desirée du Sart, Damien Bruno, David J Amor
PurposeTo describe our experience of offering simultaneous genetic carrier screening for cystic fibrosis (CF), fragile X syndrome (FXS), and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).MethodsCarrier screening is offered through general practice, obstetrics, fertility, and genetics settings before or in early pregnancy. Carriers are offered genetic counseling with prenatal/preimplantation genetic diagnosis available to those at increased risk.ResultsScreening of 12,000 individuals revealed 610 carriers (5.08%; 1 in 20): 342 CF, 35 FXS, 241 SMA (8 carriers of 2 conditions), approximately 88% of whom had no family history...
October 26, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249984/maternal-and-embryonic-stress-influence-offspring-behavior-in-the-cuttlefish-sepia-officinalis
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Caitlin E O'Brien, Christelle Jozet-Alves, Nawel Mezrai, Cécile Bellanger, Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq, Ludovic Dickel
Stress experienced during prenatal development-either applied to reproducing females (maternal stress), directly to developing offspring (embryonic stress) or in combination-is associated with a range of post-natal behavioral effects in numerous organisms. We conducted an experiment to discern if maternal and embryonic stressors affect the behavior of hatchlings of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis, a species with features that allow for the examination of these stress types in isolation. Separating the impact of stress transmitted through the mother vs...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247311/implementing-group-prenatal-counseling-for-expanded-noninvasive-screening-options
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Betsy L Gammon, Laura Otto, Myra Wick, Kristy Borowski, Megan Allyse
Recently, practices have begun integrating cell-free DNA-based noninvasive prenatal screening as a screening option for a variety of genetic conditions. According to the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the integration of cfDNA screening into clinical prenatal practice may "significantly shift the paradigm of prenatal testing and screening for all women." The purpose of this study was to determine whether group information sessions can feasibly serve as an alternative to extended one-on-one genetic counseling for the increasing number of women making decisions about prenatal testing and screening...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241910/prenatal-diagnosis-of-down-syndrome-a-13-year-retrospective-study
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Ana Vičić, Tomislav Hafner, Ivanka Bekavac Vlatković, Petra Korać, Dubravko Habek, Feodora Stipoljev
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to summarize the experience on prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study includes a retrospective data analysis of 157 prenatally detected cases of Down syndrome, routinely diagnosed among 6448 prenatal investigations performed during a 13-year period (2002-2014) in a single tertiary center. RESULTS: The prevalence of diagnosed Down syndrome cases was 2.4%. Maternal age alone was indication for prenatal diagnosis in 47 cases (45...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240237/non-isolated-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-simpson-golabi-behmel-syndrome
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Karen Chong, Maha Saleh, Marie Injeyan, Ioana Miron, Katherine Fong, Patrick Shannon
OBJECTIVE: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS), but few cases diagnosed prenatally have been reported. The aim of this series is to highlight the association of non-isolated CDH with SGBS type I on prenatal ultrasound and emphasize the importance of genetic testing, fetal autopsy and family history in confirming this diagnosis. METHOD: Retrospective review of three cases of SGBS type I in a single tertiary care centre...
December 14, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234782/newborn-screening-of-genetic-mutations-in-common-deafness-genes-with-bloodspot-based-gene-chip-array
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Xuehu He, Xiuzhong Li, Yaqi Guo, Yue Zhao, Hui Dong, Jie Dong, Li Zhong, Zhiyun Shi, Yuying Zhang, Mario Soliman, Chunhua Song, Zhijun Zhao
Purpose: This study screens for deafness gene mutations in newborns in the Northwest China population. Method: The 9 sites of 4 common deafness genes (GJB2, GJB3, SLC26A4, and mt 12S rRNA) were detected by bloodspot-based gene chip array in 2,500 newborns. Results: We detected mutations of the 4 genes in 101 (4.04%) newborns; particularly, 0.20% detected the double mutations. In the Hui population, 4.58% of the newborns tested positive for mutations, whereas 4...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233624/first-and-second-trimester-screening-for-fetal-structural-anomalies
#19
REVIEW
Lindsay Edwards, Lisa Hui
Fetal structural anomalies are found in up to 3% of all pregnancies and ultrasound-based screening has been an integral part of routine prenatal care for decades. The prenatal detection of fetal anomalies allows for optimal perinatal management, providing expectant parents with opportunities for additional imaging, genetic testing, and the provision of information regarding prognosis and management options. Approximately one-half of all major structural anomalies can now be detected in the first trimester, including acrania/anencephaly, abdominal wall defects, holoprosencephaly and cystic hygromata...
December 9, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233487/genetic-counselling-patient-education-and-informed-decision-making-in-the-genomic-era
#20
REVIEW
Sylvia A Metcalfe
Genomic technologies are now being applied to reproductive genetic screening. Circulating cell-free DNA testing in pregnancy for fetal chromosomal abnormalities is becoming more widely used as a screening test, and expanded carrier screening for autosomal and X-linked recessive conditions for more than a hundred conditions is available to couples for testing before and during pregnancy. These are most typically available as a commercial test. The purpose of reproductive genetic screening is to facilitate autonomous reproductive choices...
December 7, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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